Listen to a story about a man named Jed, a poor mountaineer barely kept his family fed, then one day he was shooting at some food, and up from the ground came a bubbling crude. Oil that is. Black gold. Texas tea. —Beverly Hillbillies, 1962-1971
This Day in History: January 10, 1776
|Thomas Paine, Common Sense (London: J. Almon, 1776). |
The Charles J. Tanenbaum Collection of the Eighteenth Century TAN-0650
Thomas Paine spoke to the common people of America using plain language. His pamphlet Common Sense challenged the authority of the British government, as well as the royal monarchy. This production set forth his arguments and advocated American independence from Britain. It is credited with uniting average citizens with political leaders paving the way for the Declaration of Independence. The highlight of Paine's pamphlet Common Sense is the remarkable role it played in transforming a colonial squabble into the American Revolution. More to the story...
In today's society, What's Happened to COMMON SENSE? A rude awakening in today's society is the seemingly lack of common sense. Are we simply becoming robots attuned to the surroundings of a non-believing world? Are we being guided toward decisions of truth vs. perception, right vs. wrong, freedom vs. control, positive vs. negative, fact vs. opinion (and, the list goes on. . .) without real sensical thinking?
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Know your history...it is from whence you came!
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