For George Washington, Christmas was not always a happy day. As a boy of eight, his home burned down on Christmas Eve. Serving in the British Army in 1753, he was shot at in a miserable, freezing village called “Murdering Town.”
For more than a half-century, it has become abundantly clear that our nation faces increasing irreconcilable differences.
Thomas Paine is the man whose writings gave the residents of thirteen separate colonies a unified sense of identity as Americans, and inspired them to fight and win the Revolutionary War.