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On July 4, Remember: We Are Not French

Rick3767 Wrote: Jul 06, 2012 6:25 AM
Thomas Paine was in France during their revolution, was imprisoned for speaking against the executions, and almost ended up on the guillotine himself. Only when Robespierre was taken out was he freed and he fled back to the U.S. Your lack of knowledge regarding the religiosity of the founders is too deep to be addressed in this thread, but know that your conclusions about them is totally false.

This column is adapted from “Demonic:How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America.”

It has become fashionable to equate the French and American revolutions, but they share absolutely nothing beyond the word “revolution.” The American Revolution was a movement based on ideas, painstakingly argued by serious men in the process of creating what would become the freest, most prosperous nation in world history.

The French Revolution was a revolt of the mob. It was the primogenitor of the horrors of the Bolshevik revolution, Hitler’s Nazi Party, Mao’s cultural revolution, Pol Pot’s slaughter, and America’s periodic mob uprisings from Shays’...