The idea of Thomas Paine as the “first American Blogger” didn’t start here. The thought has been around probably since the start of blogging.
What we try to do here is take the idea a step further. What if Tom Paine were alive today; how would his words relate to our world, our lives, our hopes and fears?
Certainly the world that Paine inhabited more than two hundred years ago isn’t the same as the one we live in now. Or is it? Does the passage of time really change the fundamental aspects of human culture?
Certainly things change, but just as certain is that the more things change, the more they remain the same.
This blog was originally started in July of 2006 at www.ThomasPaineBlogging.com and continues here.
Our venture here is intended to be an extension of what we started. We will relate the words of Tom Paine to our lives today, as well as bring our readers news and information about our world. The world we occupy today, the same one that Paine occupied, the one that future generations will claim as their own.
We are connected through common ideas, as expressed by the words of each generation’s brightest, and that connect us across the millennia.
Your thoughtful comments are encouraged as we continue our journey.