Thomas Paine: No honor in Arkansas | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Thomas Paine: No honor in Arkansas

Posted By on Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 6:42 AM

The Economist takes note of a national effort to memorialize revolutionary figure Thomas Paine. Naturally, the Arkansas legislature gets a disapproving nod for dissing Paine in 2007. He was not sufficiently religious, you see (not religious at all, in fact). When you're unwilling to proclaim a church home and convert others to Jesus Christ, what matters it in Arkansas if you opposed slavery and monarchy and endorsed public education, women's rights, animal rights, old-age pensions, etc.

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