Conservatives would be better off heeding the words of Thomas Jefferson rather than Thomas Paine. The latter, besides being a drunk, had a history of not paying his debts.
Anyone holding Paine up as a paragon of 'conservative' principles is woefully in error.
And -— Washington then opened his OWN Whiskey still!
Not putting down Washington, just telling you that God uses all types of people, to do His work, and you should avoid being so sanctimonious.
As far as my LOGICAL POINT was concerned, I believe that Jefferson said some even more “radical” things about the justification for a people to use violence, against a tyrannical government, did he not?