“Let Us Celebrate Thomas Paine Day! (Charles French Words Reading and Writing blog repost)

Here’s an interesting and important blog about a patriot we don’t think of often these days, and really should:

(https://commons.wikimedia.org) January 29 is Thomas Paine Day, which is a time to remember one of the most important, but often forgotten, writers of the American Revolution. His pamphlet Common Sense was one of the main reasons that the majority of colonists came to support the revolution against England and for independence. He was born and raised in […]

via Let Us Celebrate Thomas Paine Day! — charles french words reading and writing

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5 Comments on ““Let Us Celebrate Thomas Paine Day! (Charles French Words Reading and Writing blog repost)

  1. I think it’s a good idea. We have a day for Columbus – who did not discover America. We have one for MLK who was a massive womanizer, just like JFK. Why not commemorate an actual patriot?!!

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    • I agree wholeheartedly on all your points! I remember learning about all the real patriots when I was a kid in school, names that are unfortunately now forgotten. I have a few very old school textbooks that belonged to my aunt and uncle, and even there, there are a few patriots I don’t remember learning about — their books were from the 1930s-40s.

      Glad you and I agree on this. 🙂

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  2. The real, behind the scenes patriots were beginning to be scrubbed from history even by the time your relatives text books were published………..

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    • Probably so. It’s a shame. Today, I’ll bet a lot of kids can’t name even ten Founding Fathers, but can rattle off a hundred pop culture wannabes at the drop of an iPhone. 🤪

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