Thomas Paine was an author and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He is best known for the widely-read and influential pamphlet Common Sense (1776), advocating colonial America’s independence from Great Britain.
So effective was Paine in eliciting patriotic fervor that John Adams said “Without the pen of the author of Common Sense, the sword of Washington would have been raised in vain.”
The quotes you will read below are those of revolutionary intellectual Thomas Paine.
Barack Hussein Obama has never been eligible for the presidency because he does not meet the requirements of natural born citizenship according to the Constitution i.e. someone born in the US of citizen parents at the time of birth.
“It has been the political career of this man to begin with hypocrisy, proceed with arrogance, and finish with contempt.”
It is not the responsibility the American people to prove that he is not eligible, but for Obama to prove that he is.
“We can only reason from what is; we can reason on actualities, but not on possibilities.”
There continues to be a conspiracy of silence about Obama’s ineligibility among the political elite and the main stream media (MSM). They know the Constitution has been violated. Either they lack the courage or the integrity to speak the truth.
“It is an affront to treat falsehood with complaisance.”
“A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right.”
“It is impossible to calculate the moral mischief, if I may so express it, that mental lying has produced in society. When a man has so far corrupted and prostituted the chastity of his mind as to subscribe his professional belief to things he does not believe he has prepared himself for the commission of every other crime.”
The political elite and the MSM think that they can bully the American people to think as they do and vote for the candidates that they alone choose.
They are wrong. As long as it is ignored, the issue of Obama’s ineligibility will never vanish from the minds and hearts of American patriots, who support the Constitution and love their country.
“The strength and power of despotism consists wholly in the fear of resistance”
We now know that our political elite and the MSM do not care about the Constitution. They only care about maintaining their power and privilege.
If they are deaf to the voice of the people, then we, the people, must take up the fight as our own.
“An army of principles can penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot.”
“Those who want to reap the benefits of this great nation must bear the fatigue of supporting it.”
“He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.”
“These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.”
“Lead, follow, or get out of the way.”
Our misguided and cowardly political and media elite need to be reminded that throughout our history, Americans have sacrificed their lives to defend their liberties guaranteed by the Constitution. We will not allow them to whittle away at those rights. We will resist.
© Canada Free Press 2011
Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D. is a recently retired colonel with 29 years of service in the US Army Reserve. He is a veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq.
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