Summary: Are The Founding Documents Still Relevant

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Are the Founding Documents Still Relevant?

Thomas Paine once said that, “We have it in our power to begin the world over again”. As one of the Founding Fathers of the nation, Paine advocated for independence from the British by writing a pamphlet know as “ Common Sense” to the thirteen colonies in 1776. Great Britain held power over the United States from 1607 until 1776 because of their powerful government and military. The commonly known document, “The Declaration of Independence” was an official paper that the thirteen colonies used to proclaim their freedom. John Locke’s “Two Treatises of Government” and Jean Jacques Rousseau “Social Contract” are both documents that explain how the government may result after their independence is gained. Although the documents are against today’s government, there are other aspects that the United States citizens encountered to validate the relevancy of the articles.

Soon as the people believed they were free from the strict laws, they quickly experienced being controlled by the United States government. The citizens of the United States were under control of the British in the 1600’s and they are now under the power of the federal and state government. According to Jean Jacques Rousseau, he
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The rule is rephrased and found in the Bible in Matthew 7:12 and allow people to reevaluate their actions before it is done. According to John Locke, he stated that the, “Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have done unto you” (Locke 2). Based on the Golden Rule, we must conclude that “Two Treatises of Government” is still applicable in today’s society because it is found in the bible and citizens of United States still use the phrase but instead they say “treat people how you want to be treated”. The phrase certainly allow people to think about the possible consequences that might follow their actions before they

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