Thomas Paine in His Pamphlet Essay

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  • Subject: Government
  • Type: Essay
  • Paper: #98869799
  • Related Topics: Monarchy, King John

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This person named Paine could not even come out of a charter for his imaginary independent America without borrowing from the English Magna Carta. The colonies are part of the British nation and we have been treating the colony like the mother country. And if the traitors like Paine and others like him decide to rebel, we will have no choice but to use our military might to pacify the colony and bring it under control.

Thomas Paine: The English King's response validates every argument I made in my pamphlet. The King needs to realize that we have nothing against England and nothing against Magna Carta, which was a document written by those who were fed up with the tyranny of British monarchs. We are only against British tyranny and King's brutality in treating its subjects in the colonies. We want to enforce a better document than Magna Carta to prevent the emergence of a similar tyranny in our land. America is not a British nation; it consists of people who came here from all over Europe. The King says that England is like a "mother country" of America. But that makes her actions all the more atrocious. Which kind of a mother would treat her child so horrendously? The King has demonstrated that he treats all subjects similarly: like private properties that could be exploited for the benefit of the King. We shall no longer tolerate this. It is time to declare America independent and if this means war, then this is war. There is a fundamental difference between England and America. In England, king is the law. But here in America, the law is king.

References

Paine, T. (1776) Common Sense. Retrieved 27 Feb. 2012, from: http://www.ushistory.org/paine/commonsense/singlehtml.htm

West, R. (2003) Tom Paine's Constitution. Virginia Law Review, 89(6): 1413-1461. Retrieved 27 Feb. 2012, from http://www.jstor.org/

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References

Paine, T. (1776) Common Sense. Retrieved 27 Feb. 2012, from: http://www.ushistory.org/paine/commonsense/singlehtml.htm

West, R. (2003) Tom Paine's Constitution. Virginia Law Review, 89(6): 1413-1461. Retrieved 27 Feb. 2012, from http://www.jstor.org/

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