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The American 'right' and the French 'right' have been different throughout history

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On this weekend's "Freedom's Disciple," Jonathon Dunne warned against the dangers of becoming a one-issue voter. Many on the right became automatic Marine LePen supporters during the French election because of her strong stance on Islam.

Dunne pointed to LePen's ties to Russia and possible antisemitic tendencies as reasons to rethink support.

He then told the story of Thomas Paine's obsession with the French Revolution as an example of the differences between American and French individualism.

Paine wanted America to get involved, telling George Washington that France was just like the United States and deserved American support. Washington disagreed and was later proved right.

Paine, who was against the death penalty, was dismayed when he saw the guillotining of nobles and spoke out against it. He ended up imprisoned and was sentenced to death for doing so, but miraculously escaped execution.

Listen to more episodes of “Freedom’s Disciple” with Jonathon Dunne on TheBlaze Contributors.

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