Skip to comments.American Minute with Bill Federer DEC. 23 - The American Crisis, Thomas Paine, 1776
Posted on 12/23/2013 7:20:51 AM PST by LucianOfSamasota
The Continental Army was driven out of New York and New Jersey.
Ranks dwindled from 20,000, after the Declaration of Independence was signed, down to 2,000, who were planning on returning to their farms at year's end when their 6-month enlistment was up.
Then the Pennsylvania Journal published an article, "The American Crisis," on DECEMBER 23, 1776, written by Thomas Paine, an aide-de-camp of General Nathanael Greene.
General Washington ordered it read to his troops:
"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country...
Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph...
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I wish someone would put Thomas Paine’s words in the form of the link below. The link below is good, indeed very, very good. But, a few of Thomas Paine’s words mixed in would really propel it into the stratosphere.
If some Freeper wants to post this as an article on FR, please feel free to do it. I feel everyone that gives a damn about this country should listen to it and like our forefathers we should commence to gathering, as the video says, “every chance we get”. I for one have had it with all the bull shit going on! 2014 is a time to ACT and sweep the liberals from power forever in this country. Phil Robertson might be that trigger I have spoke of many times.