(: asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 8 years ago

thomas paine's common sense?

What would happen if America follows Paine's advice and creates the kind of government he suggests?

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  • connie
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    8 years ago
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    Paine says that government's sole purpose is to protect life, liberty and property, and that a government should be judged solely on the basis of the extent to which it accomplishes this goal. He opposed the dictatorial government rule of Great Britain over America.

    Someone has said: "The abuses being perpetrated by our government are just as obvious now as they were then, but instead of rising up with a collective voice, we sit idly by and watch as our hard-won freedoms slowly dissolve into a puddle of apathy, political correctness, and outright corruption.

    Thomas Paine would definitely support a repeal of the Patriot Act and probably follow the thinking of reduced government influence, perhaps along the lines of former presidential candidate Ron Paul.

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