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Monday, July 06, 2009

 

The Rights of Man

Thomas Paine - perhaps the most under appreciated of America's Founding Fathers, wrote The Rights of Man. It detailed a representative government with enumerated social programs to remedy the numbing poverty of commoners through progressive tax measures. Radically reduced in price to ensure unprecedented circulation, it was sensational in its impact and gave birth to reform societies.

"If, to expose the fraud and imposition of monarchy . . . to promote universal peace, civilization, and commerce, and to break the chains of political superstition, and raise degraded man to his proper rank; if these things be libellous . . . let the name of libeller be engraved on my tomb"


Read the Age of Reason, too.

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