Sunday, May 23, 2010
Thomas Paine on terror, war and sedition.
"The country, during the time of the former Administration, was kept in continual agitation and alarm; and that no investigation might be made into its conduct, it intrenched itself within a magic circle of terror, and called it a SEDITION LAW. Violent and mysterious in its measures and arrogant in its manners, it affected to disdain information, and insulted the principles that raised it from obscurity." Thomas Paine, To the Citizens of the United States VI, 1802-1806.