Rights Of Man Analysis

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In Thomas Paine’s book, Rights of Man, he depicts America as being brought together by diversity. Paine claims: “the poor are not oppressed, the rich are not privileged…Their taxes are few…there is nothing to engender riots and tumults.” America is considered a “melting pot,” due to the vast amount of diversity . Since 1492, people from all over the world come to the land of opportunity. However, there are many cases that indicate that present day America is not brought together by diversity, specifically due to high taxes, privileges of the wealthy, and racial and religious discrimination. Taxes in America are incredibly high, especially concerning the middle class. My parents, coming from the middle class, stress over high taxes on top…show more content…
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