A Thomas Paine Day celebration

One man - Thomas Paine - contributed major achievements that changed history. He brilliantly unraveled many societal problems and gave us equally brilliant solutions.If we ignore our humanitarian benefactors, such as Paine, we offer no evidence to our youth or young in spirit of how we advanced to have the individual freedom and the standard-or-living benefits we enjoy today. These came about by determining "what is right" through reason. Therefore, for the hope of a future, for further discoveries to solve societal problems, the story of the great author, genius, and liberator - Thomas Paine - and other major, rational and moral reasoning individuals should be made widely known to our youth and young in spirit, for they are the hope of a better world as we face one with enormous, alarming problems. If there is any doubt of how the remembrance of Thomas Paine's achievements can influence the future, it is abundantly clear in Professor Andrew J. Galambos' Course V-76: The Declaration of Independence, Thomas Paine and Your Freedom. Galambos (1924-1997) was the founder and director of The Free Enterprise Institute that thousands attended, listening attentively to a remarkable man who lectured from an encyclopedic and brilliantly innovative mind. His approach to real solutions to our current problems is both motivating and uplifting. Galambos acknowledges he stands of the shoulders of Thomas Paine and Isaac Newton, an amazing connection! Without Paine's "Common Sense," as to why we should break away from monarchy, we would otherwise be saluting today the British flag! Come join in a Thomas Paine Celebration Day, this Thursday, Jan. 29 (his birthday, 1737) at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (562) 869-0608. ********** Published: January 23, 2009 - Volume 7 - Issue 40