The Thomas Paine Glenn Beck Doesn't Want You To See

Right here. A taste:

It is a position not to be controverted that the earth, in its natural, cultivated state was, and ever would have continued to be, the common property of the human race. In that state every man would have been born to property. He would have been a joint life proprietor with rest in the property of the soil, and in all its natural productions, vegetable and animal.

and

There could be no such thing as landed property originally. Man did not make the earth, and, though he had a natural right to occupy it, he had no right to locate as his property in perpetuity any part of it; neither did the Creator of the earth open a land-office, from whence the first title-deeds should issue.

There’s much more at the link, all of it a direct refutation of the “Republican-Jesus” type of motif that the Beckerheads are attempting to force Paine into.


3 thoughts on “The Thomas Paine Glenn Beck Doesn't Want You To See

  1. Thomas Paine was an unabashed atheist, I am finding it hard to believe that Beck has read any of Paine — instead he searched the internets for quotes and phrases to use.

    1. Indeed, most of the right-wing echo-chamber is just that: an echo-chamber. I sometimes wonder how many of them take the time to read any of what they pass on via link or RT, based upon how often the articles to which they link either don’t say what the wingnuts say they do, or even contradict it directly.

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