Thomas Paine, American patriot and the author of COMMON SENSE, which helped to articulate the ideological foundations for American Independence and fired up the sentiment of liberty in the colonies.
(portrait by Chris Schweizer)
Their faces gaunt, the eyes were blurred, their shirts all soaked with sweat
They're ridin' hard to catch that heard but they ain't caught 'em yet
For they've got to ride forever on that range up in the sky
On horses snortin' fire
As they ride on hear their cry
Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? T.R. Knows!
When Theodore Roosevelt became police commissioner of New York in 1895, the NYPD was its most dangerous and powerful criminal enterprise. An organized brutal shakedown ring, the captains had a hand in most of the city’s illegal operations. Determined to clean up the corruption, Roosevelt did exactly what Commissioner Gordon did when he took over Gotham City’s corrupt police force: he put on a black cape, patrolled the most dangerous parts of the city at midnight, and used his great physical strength, expertise in martial arts, and detective skills to personally deliver wrongdoers to justice.
Wait, no, Gordon didn’t do that. Batman did.
And so did Theodore Roo...