The Rights Of Man By Thomas Paine

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Thomas Paine’s passage from Rights of Man examines some characterizations of American holds true today but most are false. Paine wrote this book in 1791, which it is now 2017. Thomas Paine talks about America and what he believes it is going go look and be like in the future. In the passage it talks about the government and how the people of America will act in it. Paine talks about taxes, equality, religion, and many other aspects of government. Thomas Paine believe all of these ideas will follow under one government but have different beliefs. From this he was correct about some things but, he was mostly wrong.
In this passage, Thomas Paine says, “Make up different nations accustomed to different forms and habits of government, speaking different
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For example Paine says,“simple operation of constructing government on the principles of society and the rights of man.” This statement is false because it is not a simple operation in constructing the government because it is not simple. Every American has his own opinions and views on how the government should be ran and the rights of man and principles of society are not equal. For example, the different rights of man and women are different. To go into more depth with this example one would say violence and sexual harassments. This a huge example of how women are treated poorly than men. Another example of this is equal pay. Women are not being paid as much as men. The woman get paid $5,148 less than men. Another false statement Paine makes is that “poor are not oppressed.” During Hurricane Katrina the poor were left behind because they either didn’t have any communication for people to tell them or they couldn’t leave because they didn’t have cars to leave. “Rich are not privileged” is another false statement because the Americans who have money use it on education for their children, private schools, and the poor send their children to sub-par schools. “Nothing to engender riots and tumults,” there are riots that happen all the time. The most recent riots are the riots in Charlottesville’s over the statues of Confederate generals. There are many other riots and tumults in the American history …show more content…
For the most part he was wrong but Paine did get a few things right. For example, how different nations of people would have different forms of religion, language, and other customs but would be in union. This statement does hold true in America today but, it is not as simple as how Paine writes it. There are regulations and other rules that need to be followed. Some examples of false statements in this passage is the cause to riots and gathering of people. This is false because nothing will stop arguments that arise in society and as American citizens always have to be “right.” Another false statement would be the simple operation of the government with the rights of man. This is not true at all because men and women are not equal in means of jobs, rape, and many other things. Thomas Paine had extremely high hopes for America, but he was wrong. Some of which most people probably think or should be true for the government to run in a higher quality and also for the American citizens to be equal and work together in an exponential

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