21st Century Restoration

Kenneth Burchell
Politics, commentary, Thomas Paine and his followers, history of democratic reform.
Created 14 Nov 2020
  • Abou Ben Adhem and the Angel
    28 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read
    Your author has been transcribing old issues of the 1839 Gilbert Vale journal entitled the BEACON where I encountered this poem shared here today for your pleasure and inspiration. Abou Ben Adhem and ...
  • Department: Setting Records Straight
    23 Nov 2021 • 2 min read
    In this case, it’s the late Thomas Fleming (July 5, 1927 – July 23, 2017), prominent historian and author of a long list of works both non-fiction and fiction, former president of the Society of Ameri...
  • Conservative v radical
    30 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    Conservatives are not conservatives; they are radicals. The moderate mayors who are implementing long overdue vaccine mandates are actually the conservatives; maintaining the status quo and long estab...
  • Recommendation: the Insurrection
    29 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    A detailed and indepth look on the ongoing insurrection and attempt to take over the United States government by Right-wing elements in the USA: https://www.npr.org/2021/10/28/1050056841/the-capitol-i...
  • Science and Principle
    28 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    “Every science has for its basis a system of principles as fixed and unalterable as those by which the universe is regulated and governed. Man cannot make principles; he can only discover them.” — Tho...
  • The Bible: a book of lies, wickedness, and blasphemy
    26 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    "People in general do not know what wickedness there is in this pretended word of God. Brought up in habits of superstition, they take it for granted that the Bible is true, and that it is good; they ...
  • To the Ministers and Preachers of all Denominations of Religion.
    24 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 4 2
    To the Ministers and Preachers of all Denominations of Religion. IT is the duty of every man, as far as his ability extends, to detect and expose delusion and error. But nature has not given to everyo...
  • Dear reader
    22 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    Welcome. To those who have been recently added, if it’s not your cup of tea, there must be an unsubscribe button here for you somewhere. If not, you can just email me directly at paineite@gmail.com an...
  • French Revolution
    22 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    “In the struggle which was necessary, many guilty persons fell without the forms of trial, and with them some innocent. These I deplore as much as any body, and shall deplore some of them to the day o...
  • Thomas Paine Cottage
    05 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 6
    On September 1, a severe flash flood from tropical storm Ida caused a sudden rise of the Stephenson Brook to four feet over its banks, surrounding the Thomas Paine Cottage Museum with rushing water. W...
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