Rights Of Man Thomas Paine Analysis

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In his book, Rights of Man, pamphleteer Thomas Paine explains that, in his eyes, America is nearly the perfect society. He states that even though there are so many “people from different nations, accustomed to different forms and habitats of government, speaking different languages, and more different in their modes of worship”, America manages to stay cordially united. Today, the fact that America is made up of people from all over the world is still holds true, but it is nowhere near flawless. Violence in America has gone up drastically in the past few years, there is a huge difference between the upper and lower class, and different types of people are discriminated against. In 1791, when Paine wrote his book, he claimed that the government…show more content…
There have been hundreds of cases of people discriminating against others because of the color of their skin or their religion. Thomas Paine said that America is made up of people from different nations with different modes of worship, yet they were all united. Things have changed for the worst, and because of it, innocent people are getting hurt. For example, unfortunately, there have been many cases of African American men getting shot by racist white police officers. Of course, not every white policeman or policewoman is racist or targeting people of color, but often people overlook the details and start arguments about the little things. This has lead to the Black Lives Matter movement, which has thankfully helped spread awareness of the issue at hand. Another issue is discrimination because of religion. Recently, the most attacked group of religious people is Muslims. Because of ISIS, too many Americans think that all Muslims are dangerous terrorists, which is completely untrue. Muslim children all over America do not want to go to school because they fear that they will get picked on in school. This is not the America that Paine described in his book, Rights of Man. What is happening today is the complete
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