Thomas Paine, largely self-educated, comes to the
colonies after meeting Benjamin Franklin in London.
1776 Thomas Paine is writing for Pennsylvania Magazine,
later became its editor and begins working on Common
Without Thomas Paine's newsprint 'magazines' there might
never have been an American Revolution.
a liberal thinker, opposes
abhors monarchy and promotes
republicanism - res-publica, the public affairs, or
the public good.
Liberal thinkers of his time -
Samuel Adams and
- were skeptical of the
institutions of power that included
the "kingly oppressions" of
monarchs, the Roman
Catholic church and chartered
incorporations of that time represented by the dominant predatory giant of the
day - the British
East India Company.
"The order which reigns among
mankind is not the effect of government.
That order has its origin
in the principles of society
and the natural constitution of
That order existed
prior to government, and would continue to exist if the formality of government
dependence and reciprocal interest which man has upon man, and
all the parts of civilized
community upon each other, create that
great chain of connection
which holds it together.
Common interest regulates
citizen concerns and forms law; laws which common usage ordains have a
greater influence than laws of
performs for itself almost everything ascribed to government.
man is capable, without the
aid of society, of
supplying his own wants, and those wants, acting upon every individual, impel
the whole into society, as
naturally as gravitation acts.
Nature has implanted in man a
system of social affections, which,
though not necessary to his existence,
are essential to his happiness.
The instant formal government is
abolished, society begins to act: a general association takes place, and common
interest produces common security.
man is so naturally a creature of
society that it is
almost impossible to put him out of it.
great laws of society are
Those of trade and
commerce, whether with regard to the
intercourse of individuals or of nations, are
laws of mutual and reciprocal
laws are followed and obeyed, because it is the interest of the parties so to
do, and not on account of any formal laws imposed or interposed.
Governments, far from being the
means of order, often cause destruction.
One of the great advantages
of the American Revolution has been, that it led to a discovery of principles,
and laid open the imposition, of governments.
All the revolutions till
then had been worked within the atmosphere of a court, and never on the grand
floor of a nation.
The parties a
class of courtiers carefully
preserved the fraud of the profession,
blinding the understanding of
man, and making him believe that
government is some wonderful
Government is a national association
added onto the principles of society.
Government, on the old system,
power; on the new, a
delegation of power for the
common benefit of society.
The former supports itself by keeping up a
system of war; the latter promotes
a system of peace, as
the true means of enriching a
encourages national prejudices; the other
society, as the means of
The one measures its prosperity, by the
quantity of revenue it extorts;
the other proves its
excellence, by the small quantity of taxes it requires.
glanced at a few of the defects of the old hereditary systems of government,
let us compare it with the new, or representative system.
representative system of government is calculated to produce the wisest laws,
by collecting wisdom from where it
can be found.
which is called government is no more than some common center in which all the
parts of society unite.
nation is not a body, the figure of which is to be represented by the human
body; but is like a body contained
within a circle, having a common center, in which every
radius meets; and that center is formed by representation.
system of government now called the new, representative government, is the most
ancient in principle of all that have existed, being founded on the
original, inherent rights
of the living human
and the sword have suspended the exercise of those rights for many centuries
past, it serves better the
purpose of distinction to call it the new,
than to claim the right of
calling it the old.
The representative system takes
the culture for its basis;
experience, for its guide.
A truly representative system will parallel
the order and immutable
Laws of Nature.
representative system diffuses such a body of knowledge throughout a nation, on
the subject of government, as to
explode ignorance and
Government that does not act on the principle
of a Republic, the res-publica as its sole object, is
A republican form of government is no other than
government established and conducted for the interest of the public,
individually as well as collectively.
A republican form of government is
not necessarily connected with any particular form, but it most naturally
associates with the representative form.
In the representative system,
the reason for everything
must publicly appear (be transparent).
Every man is a proprietor in
government, and considers it a necessary part of his business to
Government concerns his interest,
because it affects his property and
A thinking man
examines the cost, and compares it with the advantages; and above all, he does
not adopt the slavish custom of following what in other governments are called
LEADERS." - Thomas
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