"A little matter will move a party, but it must be something great that moves a nation."

-- Thomas Paine, Rights of Man, 1792
 
 
"A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice."

-- Thomas Paine, 1792

 
 
"Freedom had been hunted round the globe; reason was considered as rebellion; and the slavery of fear had made men afraid to think. But such is the irresistible nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing."

--Thomas Paine, Rights of Man, 1791

 
 
J.D. Ellis
Vice Presidential Nominee,  America's Party

What Thomas Paine said of those who favored reconciliation with England in 1776, is now true of those who espouse loyalty to a Republican Party that gives us the most successful liberal governor in our nation's history as a presidential nominee:

"Though I would carefully avoid giving unnecessary offence, yet I am inclined to believe, that all those who espouse the doctrine of reconciliation, may be included within the following descriptions. Interested men, who are not to be trusted, weak men who CANNOT see, prejudiced men who will not see, and a certain set of moderate men who think better of the European world than it deserves; and this last class, by an ill-judged deliberation, will be the cause of more calamities to this Continent than all the other three."

--Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776

Though I would carefully avoid giving unnecessary offense, yet I am inclined to believe, that all those who say we must support Mitt Romney, as the Republican nominee for president, may be included within the following descriptions. Establishment Republican hacks, who are not to be trusted, weak men who CANNOT see for themselves but blindly follow the urging of the former, prejudiced men who will not see beyond the Republican Party label, and a certain set of quasi-principled but misinformed men who think better of the Republican Party than it deserves; and this last class, by an ill-judged deliberation, will be the cause of more calamities to this Nation than all the other three.

 
 
"A little matter will move a party, but it must be something great that moves a nation."

-- Thomas Paine, Rights of Man, 1792


 
 
_“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must...undergo the fatigue of supporting it.”

-- Thomas Paine

 
 
_"The Grecians and Romans were strongly possessed of the spirit of liberty but not the principle, for at the time they were determined not to be slaves themselves, they employed their power to enslave the rest of mankind."

-- Thomas Paine, The American Crisis, No. 5, 1778