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By Lou Marzeles
Editor & Publisher, The Goldendale Sentinel 

Rise of arrogance, need for 'Sense'


Last updated 9/16/2021 at 4:07pm

Arrogance is running wild in Olympia. It has consumed the State Legislature and the office of governor. This article addresses only the arrogance, not the specific policies, of these institutions.

It is time for Uncommon Sense.

In 1776, Thomas Paine published a 47-page pamphlet that, as much as any other factor at work in the American colonies, emboldened the populace to rise up against the monarchy of Great Britain. The pamphlet was called Common Sense. It was a runaway bestseller in its time, ubiquitous from pulpits to barrooms; it remains among the all-time best-selling American literary...

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