The Power Who is Jealous of Our Prosperity…

Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine

“Is the power who is jealous of our prosperity, a proper power to govern us? Whoever says No, to this question, is an Independant for independency means no more than this, whether we shall make our own laws, or, whether the King, the greatest enemy this continent hath, or can have, shall tell us there shall be no laws but such as I like.” — Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776


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