Common Sense: Difference Between Society And Government

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To begin with, Paine saw the need for a new and stable kind of government that promotes, represents, and unites American people. According to Paine it is mainly because of the people 's constitution that the British government is considered to be less oppressive compared to other European governments. Therefore, it is very important to recognize and consider the difference between society and government, especially monarchial, and their impacts on their communities. Paine argues that society affects people positively by uniting them and promoting their wellbeing. On the other hand, government by a king is rooted in an evil origin, and history has shown that it 's hereditary succession leads to foolish, wicked, and improper leaders, who…show more content…
According to Paine, "Europe is too thickly planted with kingdoms to be long at peace, and whenever a war breaks out between England and any foreign power, the trade of America goes to ruin, BECAUSE OF HER CONNECTION WITH ENGLAND". In Common Sense, Paine writes that it would have been hard for American colonies to expect peace and help from other European nations, such as Spain and France, because reconciliation with Britain would made the colonies hostile to those nations. Consequently, Americans needed to break free from Britain in order to achieve better trade as well as have good international relations with other. Similarly, Paine believes that American colonies have sufficient resources to and the ability to survive economically and that the British government can only misuse them and lead to the colonies destruction. According to Paine " Our iron is superior to that of other countries. Our small arms equal to any in the world. Cannon we can cast at pleasure. Saltpeter and gunpowder we are every day producing. Our knowledge is hourly improving. Resolution is our inherent character, and courage hath never yet forsaken us". Therefore, Americans needed their own government if the colonies were to achieve a desirable and prosperous…show more content…
This was because some believed that the American colonies needed the British government for protection, provision of market, and governance. One of the motives for Paine 's publication of Common Sense was the fact that some believed that the colonies flourished only because of the connection they had with the British government. Similarly, some argued that the colonies were united by Britain as their common origin. Therefore, many had reasons to believe that if American colonies were to survive and flourish, they needed the connection and governance of the British government as a mother
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