We remember Thomas Paine who was born in the UK on this day in 1737.
In 1774, Paine arrived in Philadelphia and soon came to support American independence.
"Common sense" should be required reading in high school. Every American kid should be introduced to Paine's ideas.
Common Sense (Dover Thrift Editions) by Thomas Paine http://t.co/0b8dIYtFUA via @amazon
— Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) January 9, 2015