Thomas Paine’s American Revolution

Check out these interesting videos from youtube vlogger, Dr. Bob Basso. He goes by the youtube username Funbobbasso, so I figure the guy can’t be too bad, with “fun” in his name and all.

Dr. Basso is a 70 year old motivation speaker and, a guest professor at UCLA. His first video has received almost 3 million views and his newest (posted below) will be sure to do as well if not better. In his videos, Dr. Basso can be seen impersonating Thomas Paine, one of the nation’s Founding Father’s. Thomas Paine wrote the pro-revolutionary pamphlet, “Common Sense” in 1776. The pamphlet was read by an estimated three-fourths of all the colonists, and called for independence from Great Britain.

Dr. Basso’s authentic looking American Revolution period costume originally grabbed my attention a few months back when he posted his first video, “The Second American Revolution”. In it, he warns of a government out of control, and American dis-unity. He is quite entertaining and passionate at the least, but his message is even more engaging. While I can’t agree with all of his points, he certainly make some very good ones.

Today Bob’s message is the same as Thomas Paine’s. His latest video, Thomas Paine slams congress for, “passing a the largest spending bill in history without even reading it”. He is also calling for Americans to have a modern day “Tea Party”. Instead of throwing tea in Boston Harbor, Dr. Basso calls for Americans to send a message of protest to their representatives in Congressby mailing a tea-bag. (He has since recommended sending the label only as letters with a substance like the tea itself are being discarded).

Let’s follow Bob’s lead… Let’s use some Common Sense, and get these “Unrepresenting-Representatives” out of office. 

“I offer nothing more than simple facts, plain arguments, and Common sense . . .”  Thomas Paine, Common Sense

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