The introduction to Thomas Paine’s Common Sense speaks to the work I try to accomplish everyday and the cause his work would ignite…Thomas Paine is by far my favorite mind of the Colonies that became what we are today….
Perhaps the sentiments contained in the following pages, are not yet sufficiently fashionable to procure them general favor; A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defence of custom. But the tumult soon subsides. Time makes more converts than reason.
Happy 236th Birthday to the cause of freedom on the American continent. May our cause be worthy for another 236 years and beyond.