Thursday, October 1, 2009

Thomas Paine's Common Sense

In Paine's writing about Common Sense he distinguishes the difference between Society and Government in his own way. He believes that anything Society is Good or positive and anything to do with Government is Negative and bad. I believe that both of these can go either way. Society can be bad and it's shown everywhere. This is the reason for murders, robbing, and all sorts of man vs. man hatred around the world. If there was no government, there would be no people to punish the evil in America and therefor more killings, robbings, etc. I also believe Government can be good and it purpose, as Paine says, is to protect and serve the people who are under the Government. The Government does things like builds bridges, watches out for its citizens and passes laws that keep our society on an even balance.

I agree with Paine's idea of hereditary monarchy how it is bad and wrong. If there is a corrupt king and the son grows up with him, the son could become corrupt even before inhereting the king's role. Also i believe it is wrong to have a single person who rules over everyone where as in America we have a representitive democracy.

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