Two for the Fourth
A reminder that freedom isn't free
“An army of principles can penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot.” — Thomas Paine
Today marks Independence Day in the United States. We celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence — one of America’s founding documents — even though the signing wasn’t complete until as late as 1777.
While it was written by Thomas Jefferson, it was partially influenced by another Thomas — Thomas Paine.
Take a moment to marvel at some of his greatest quotes, presented here in sharable bites:
And since we seem to be focusing on Toms today, here’s another more modern-day one: philosopher Tom Morris. We had a discussion about the importance of patriotism.
I was particularly impressed with how Tom related virtues of patriotism to virtues of leadership: ethics, spirituality, and collective responsibility:
And enjoy your Fourth of July.
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