New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Liberty in 2021: It's common sense


January 25, 2021

On January 10, 1776, impassioned Americans – from the streets of the Colonies to private meetings in taverns – were moved by an anonymous pamphlet calling for independence and liberty from Great Britain. Today it is recognized as one of the most important rallying cries leading up to the Revolutionary War, and we know it as Thomas Paine's Common Sense.

Eleven years after its publication, in...

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