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“As parents, we can have no joy, knowing that this government is not sufficiently lasting to ensure any thing which we may bequeath to posterity: And by a plain method of argument, as we are running the next generation into debt, we ought to do the work of it, otherwise we use them meanly and pitifully. In order to discover the line of our duty rightly, we should take our children in our hand, and fix our station a few years farther into life; that eminence will present a prospect, which a few present fears and prejudices conceal from our sight.” –Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776

Thomas “Tom” Paine (February 9, 1737 – June 8, 1809) was an author, pamphleteer, radical, inventor, intellectual, revolutionary, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Born in England, Paine emigrated to the British American colonies in 1774 in time to participate in the American Revolution. His principal contributions were the powerful, widely read pamphlet Common Sense (1776), advocating colonial America’s independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain, and The American Crisis (1776–1783), a pro-revolutionary pamphlet series.
H/t Patriot Post.
~Eowyn

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  1. Off-topic, but… Don’t know what this is (may not be all of WordPress, obviously)…
    “U.S. Authorities Shut Down WordPress Host With 73,000 Blogs,” by Enigmax, TorrentFreak, 16 JUL 10
    http://torrentfreak.com/u-s-authorities-shut-down-wordpress-host-with-73000-blogs-100716/

     
    • Anon,
      I saw that yesterday morning and, alarmed of course, read the article. My understanding of it is the websites that were shut down were engaged in illicit file-sharing of copyrighted music. At least that’s what they say. LOL

       
  2. I believe the government has always had the power to intervene in any illegal activity in the country whether it be private or public.
    I do not know the particulars of this incident but you can bet if the government wants you out of business—you’re out of business.
    Remember, they’re the ones with the big guns.

     

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