Colonial TImes and Independence in Common Sense by Thomas Paine

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Common Sense written by Thomas Paine in 1776 was originally a pamphlet that argues America’s independence about reflections about the government, and religion. He also speaks of the colonial people situation. Paine wanted a new beginning where everyone had equal social rights and freedom.
Paine starts off expressing the difference between society and the government. Paine says “Society in every state is a blessing, but government even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one…” (Paine 65). By this he is saying how constructed and is a task people come together to achieve while the government is only there to protect us from our own wicked and twisted behavior.
Paine’s belief is that the government
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In the reading he says “That the king is not to be trusted without being looked after, or in other words, that a thirst for absolute power is the natural disease of monarchy.” (Paine 69). He goes further saying “Government by kings was first introduced into the world by the heathens, from whom the children of Israel copied the custom.”(Paine72). He talks about how corrupt a government was; trying get away from a government run by the people instead of a king. In comparison both also have a sense of checks and balances. In Paine’s argument he goes more in-depth with the details of this while the republic expresses it in few words.
Republican ideology is all about protecting the local control while Paine’s argument is based on that. Paine feels that a new government is in order; one where the people are happy and are equal. He gets people to start thinking about this new government differently though. He talks about the things and situations they are going through and about the religious interests to support why he feels the new government should be in place. The talked about God didn’t want kings to rule the people, for example, in Samuel. He knew that there were a lot of religious people and knew by telling people these things if not convince them to support his beliefs to think about it. He talks about how they won’t be happy if the British continue with their plans. In a comparison to the republican ideology growing would

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