Summary Of Rights Of Man By Thomas Paine

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When the original colonists of Great Britain were considering breaking away from their parent country and becoming their own country, there were many reasons why they wanted to do so. In Thomas Paine's book Rights of Man he does a great job summing these reasons up when he wrote that in the new America “The poor are not oppressed, the rich are not privileged ... their taxes are few, because their government is just; and as there is nothing to render them wretched, there is nothing to engender riots and tumults.” He writes this hoping that America will live according to this characterization, however, America has slowly yet progressively pulled away from these ideas and is now barely following these ideals. Thomas Paine’s characterization of America barely holds true today to any extent. …show more content…
[and] there is nothing to engender riots and tumults.” This statement does not hold true to this day as the government commonly makes unjust laws which lead to riots and tumults. Very recently Donald Trump, the president of the United States, made an executive order banning refugees from select countries in the Middle East from coming to America. America’s government decided that it would stop helping people who have lost everything. They left them to their own devices to try and scrape together enough food to stay alive. This ban provoked many protests in which the protesters not only protested the ban, but also protested their own president. Throughout the news Americans all over the country watched rioters blocking roadways and holding signs that read “Not My President” as they smashed car windshields, shop windows, and burned newspaper stands. Therefore these characterizations of Paine’s do not hold true to this

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