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"The rights of humankind originate at birth."

The Rights of Man

"Republican government is based on reason and engenders freedom, government by hereditary succession is based on ignorance and reduces people to slavery." - Thomas Paine



1774 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 Sense.

Without Thomas Paine's newsprint 'magazines' there might never have been an American Revolution.

Thomas Paine, a liberal thinker, opposes slavery, abhors monarchy and promotes republicanism - res-publica, the public affairs, or the public good.

Liberal thinkers of his time - George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Hancock, John Adams, James Madison, Benjamin Rush, Samuel Adams and Benjamin Franklin - 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.



"A great part of that 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 man.

That order existed prior to government, and would continue to exist if the formality of government was abolished.

The mutual 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's concerns, and forms their law; and the laws which common usage ordains, have a greater influence than the laws of government.

Society performs for itself almost everything which is ascribed to government.

No one 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.

In short, man is so naturally a creature of society that it is almost impossible to put him out of it.

All the great laws of society are natural laws.

Those of trade and commerce, whether with regard to the intercourse of individuals or of nations, are laws of mutual and reciprocal interest.

These laws are followed and obeyed, because it is the interest of the parties so to do, and not on account of any formal laws their governments may impose or interpose.

Governments, far from being always the cause or means of order, are often the destruction of it.

One of the great advantages of the American Revolution has been, that it led to a discovery of the 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 were always of the class of courtiers; and whatever was their rage for reformation, they carefully preserved the fraud of the profession, blinding the understanding of man, and making him believe that government is some wonderful mysterious thing.

Government is nothing more than a national association added onto the principles of society.

Government, on the old system, is an assumption of power, for the aggrandizement of itself; 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 nation.

The one encourages national prejudices; the other promotes universal society, as the means of universal commerce.

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.

Having thus glanced at a few of the defects of the old hereditary systems of government, let us compare it with the new, or representative system.





The representative system of government is calculated to produce the wisest laws, by collecting wisdom from where it can be found.

That which is called government is no more than some common center in which all the parts of society unite.

A 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.

The 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 being.

Tyranny 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; nature, reason, and experience, for its guide.

A truly representative system will parallel the order and immutable laws of nature.

The representative system diffuses such a body of knowledge throughout a nation, on the subject of government, as to explode ignorance and preclude imposition.

Government that does not act on the principle of a Republic, the res-publica as its sole object, is an evil government.

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 understand.

Government concerns his interest, because it affects his property and his rights.

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 Paine,
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