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Wed Aug 19, 2020, 07:02 PM Aug 2020

Thomas Paine EXACTLY described Trump 244 years ago. [View all]

The insight of Americas forefathers never ceases to amaze me. (despite their faults):

“Men who look upon themselves born to reign, and others to obey, soon grow insolent; selected from the rest of mankind their minds are early poisoned by importance; and the world they act in differs so materially from the world at large, that they have but little opportunity of knowing its true interests, and when they succeed to the government are frequently the most ignorant and unfit of any throughout the dominions.”
― Thomas Paine, Common Sense

"When they succeed to the government are frequently the most IGNORANT and UNFIT of any...."

I couldn't have expressed it better myself.

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Best post on DU in the past 3.75 years!!! This should go viral! BComplex Aug 2020 #1
Wow! Thanks!! AZ8theist Aug 2020 #2
Common Sense is a must read. cayugafalls Aug 2020 #3
Agree malaise Aug 2020 #4
One of my favorite books. Solomon Aug 2020 #38
K&R Docreed2003 Aug 2020 #5
Bullseye! empedocles Aug 2020 #6
The trump type does not seem to have 'evolved' at all empedocles Aug 2020 #7
A lot of our problems stem from Trump Types. StClone Aug 2020 #12
That's very nice. warmfeet Aug 2020 #8
A modest proposal.... paleotn Aug 2020 #17
Awesome cigar cutter! Baked Potato Aug 2020 #28
Kathy Griffin is that you??? shelshaw Aug 2020 #32
Meets the crimes, no? paleotn Aug 2020 #36
Proposal accepted. warmfeet Aug 2020 #37
Learned men of the age studied thousands of years of history bucolic_frolic Aug 2020 #9
You hit the nail on the head, IMO -- and why we're lost today. yonder Aug 2020 #13
It was underway with movies, but liftoff was the calculator bucolic_frolic Aug 2020 #22
I first learned advanced math on a slide rule.. AZ8theist Aug 2020 #30
Well said! scarletwoman Aug 2020 #16
I just moved to a new home. The first few nights we had electricity and water, but no television, no fwvinson Aug 2020 #27
++ Common Sense , Paine . Thank you for a little bit of it tonight ! lunasun Aug 2020 #10
thanks for this - my favorite revolutionary & founder bringthePaine Aug 2020 #11
K&R. Scruffy1 Aug 2020 #14
Old Tom is spot on again.... paleotn Aug 2020 #15
"When they succeed to the government are frequently the most IGNORANT and UNFIT of any...." mitch96 Aug 2020 #18
I like what he was thinking all those years ago. wendyb-NC Aug 2020 #19
Never truer than now. Great post. dameatball Aug 2020 #20
Written From Experience erpowers Aug 2020 #21
If Elizabeth Warren or HRC were to read that tonight. Monster Buzz. nt oasis Aug 2020 #23
Read my footer. n/t Tommymac Aug 2020 #24
Hence, Pence... czarjak Aug 2020 #25
Great find. Thank you. GeorgiaPeanut Aug 2020 #26
Agreed! Kicking it back up to the top. nt crickets Aug 2020 #29
I'd be wary of electing a business person again. Buckeye_Democrat Aug 2020 #31
Bookmarking MUST for me. Much obliged for your post, AZ8theist! MFGsunny Aug 2020 #33
You are MOST Welcome!! AZ8theist Aug 2020 #34
He remains one of the masters of English political rhetoric: struggle4progress Aug 2020 #35
Common Sense, for those who want to read it. cayugafalls Aug 2020 #39
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