The rights of humankind originate at birth.

Government should exist only for the security, happiness, and unity of humankind.

Equality of natural property and the right of suffrage are essential for a free society.

The unrestrained communication of ideas, the right to reform,
and freedom of religious belief are all natural rights.

When the people fear the government you have tyranny.

When the government fears the people you have freedom.

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

He who would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom,
must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.

Heaven desire how to put a proper price upon freedom's goods, and it would be strange indeed, if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated.

God is the first cause of all things ... only by exercising reason can humankind discover God.

I have always strenuously supported the right of every man to his own opinion, however different that opinion might be to mine. He who denies another this right makes a slave of himself to his present opinion, because he precludes himself the right of changing it.

- Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine was America's most important political thinker. There might never have been an American Revolution without Thomas Paine's newsprint pamphlets - 'magazines'.

Thomas Paine was largely self-educated. Thomas Paine came to the colonies in 1774 after meeting Benjamin Franklin in London, who encouraged and sponsored him. Thomas Paine wrote for Pennsylvania Magazine, later became its editor and began working on Common Sense in 1776.

Thomas Paine opposed slavery, promoted republicanism, - res-publica, the public affairs, or the public good; or, literally translated, the public thing - abhorred the monarchy and was the founder of human liberalism - George Washington and Thomas Jefferson called the new social order espoused by Thomas Paine - that "liberal experiment, the USA."

These liberals - including John Hancock, John Adams, Samuel Huntington, Benjamin Rush and Benjamin Franklin - were skeptical of the institutions of power that included the "kingly oppressions" of monarchs, the Roman Catholic church and the capitalist corporatism of that time represented by the dominant predatory giant of the day - the British East India Company. The Crown bureaucrats considered these liberally thinking men radical agitators in much the same way the controlling interests of America view anyone who does not adher to corporate capitalist philosophy of materialistic consumerism.

"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 of them 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.

If we consider what the principle are that first condense men into society, and what are the motives that regulate their mutual intercourse afterwards, we shall find, by the time we arrive at what is called government, that nearly the whole of the business is performed by a natural operation of the parts upon each other.

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.

In those associations which men promiscuously form for the purpose of trade, or of any concern in which government is totally out of the question, and in which they act merely on the principles of society, we see how naturally the various parties unite; and this shows, by comparison, that governments, so 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.

In all cases they took care to represent government as a thing made up of mysteries, which only they themselves understood; and they hid from the understanding of the nation the only thing that was beneficial to know, namely, that government is nothing more than a national association adding on 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.

Though it might be proved that 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: yet, as 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.

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 takes society and civilization for its basis; nature, reason, and experience, for its guide. The representative system is always parallel with 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.

Experience, in all ages, and in all countries, has demonstrated that it is impossible to control Nature in her distribution of mental powers. Nature gives them as she pleases. Whatever is the rule by which Nature, apparently to us, scatters them among mankind, that rule remains a secret to man.

It would be as ridiculous to attempt to fix the heredity of human beauty, as of wisdom. Whatever wisdom constituently is, it is like a seedless plant; it may be reared when it appears, but it cannot be voluntarily produced..

The representative system of government is calculated to produce the wisest laws, by collecting wisdom from where it can be found. Every government that does not act on the principle of a Republic, or in other words, that does not make the res-publica its whole and sole object, is not a good government (not good = evil).

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, as being best calculated to secure the end for which a nation is at the expense of supporting.

That which is called government, or rather that which we ought to conceive government to be, 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.

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, The Rights of Man

Benjamin Franklin, Henry Clay
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