The Asylum for the Persecuted Lovers of Liberty

“This new world hath been the asylum for the persecuted lovers of civil and religious liberty from every part of Europe. Hither have they fled, not from the tender embraces of the mother, but from the cruelty of the monster; and it is so far true of England, that the same tyranny which drove the first emigrants from home, pursues their descendants still.”

–Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776

One Response to “The Asylum for the Persecuted Lovers of Liberty”

  1. Mom Says:

    Thanks for posting this–I’d have missed it!
    Forget Palin, let’s get Mike in 2012!