„Common sense will tell us, that
the power which hath endeavoured to subdue us, is of all others, the
most improper to defend us.“

—  Thomas Paine, kniha Common Sense

Zdroj: Common Sense

Poslední aktualizace 17. listopadu 2021. Historie
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