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Thomas Paine Day Vote Fails in Arkansas – New York Times

It wouldn’t even have cost anything; there would just be another set of italicized words printed on calendars. But no, just because a guy is capable of brandishing his pen with enough flourish to galvanize a continent of muskets (and cannons, and random farm tools), just because, if it weren’t for him, Americans would probably be members of a commonwealth and therefore eligible for residence and work visas in the U.K….wait, no, that’s not where I meant to go with that.

Anyway, I completely agree with Dr. Elrod’s assessment that discriminating against dead heroes based on their religion is silly and overall not a good idea. I for one am going to make a note of Thomas Paine day and observe it in spite of the Arkansas legislature.

For more of my thoughts on Thomas Paine, click the tag to your left.

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