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Quotation by Tom Paine:

When shall it be said in any country of the world, my poor are happy; neither ignorance or distress is to be found among them; my jails are empty of prisoners, my streets of beggars; the aged are not in want, the taxes are not oppressive...when these things can be said, then may that country boast of its constitution and government." ~ Thomas Paine

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I have worked as Union Electrician in a good part of this land. And the Union Brothers taught me well about how things should work for the regular Folks. My dream is to fulfill Isaiah 23:17-18 and 24:21-24 where the kings of the earth are (more...)

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What would pain said about 2.4 million people in p... by Sherwood Ross on Monday, Aug 8, 2011 at 1:32:46 PM
You got that right.  Those words of Paine are... by Michael Dewey on Monday, Aug 8, 2011 at 1:50:47 PM
Exactly, and these are goals set for which to live... by Marika on Monday, Aug 8, 2011 at 3:57:23 PM
With the way so many are stirred up; if we could a... by Michael Dewey on Monday, Aug 8, 2011 at 4:30:59 PM

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