Directions: For each sentence on the left side of the chart, fill in the next column with a paraphrase of Paine’s statement. Next, identify the civic values or character traits associated with his statement. Finally, explain a way you can act on that civic value in your own life. The first row is begun for you as a model.
|Civic/Character Traits Described
|1. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.
|People who only support their country when things are going well will be scared to fight, but those who defend it now are truly worthy of praise.
|Courage and loyalty
|2. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value.
|3. I call not upon a few, but upon all: not on this state or that state, but on every state: up and help us
|4. Throw not the burden of the day upon Providence, but “show your faith by your works,” that God may bless you.
|5. There are persons, too, who see not the full extent of the evil which threatens them; they solace themselves with hopes that the enemy, if he succeed, will be merciful.
|6. The cunning of the fox is as murderous as the violence of the wolf, and we ought to guard equally against both.