The Bill Of Rights In Thomas Paine's Rights Of Man

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Thomas Paine’s statement from Rights of Man, reflects the intention of the Bill of Rights, and the continued diversity and freedom of the United States. Persecuted for their religious beliefs, a long line of men and women have taken refuge in America ever since the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. People looking for a better life for themselves and their families, most immigrants saw America as a promised land, a land of new opportunity. The Bill of Rights is the collective name for the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution. Comprised of the specific guarantees of personal freedoms and rights brought to each citizen and the clear limitations on the government 's power. These are the ideals in which America was formed, and are still reflected in modern times. The United States of America was established after people fled England due to their unfair laws and the strict monarch. England did not allow the practices of other religions. America formed on the basis of freedom specifically freedom of religion. Eventually immigrants from many other …show more content…
Paine 's characterization of America holds true in all but one phrase. In regards to the U.S government he claims “Their taxes are few, because their government is just”. This statement is completely invalid. The amount of tax placed on people does not entirely determine whether the government is just. As said earlier in his speech, the U.S government is successful because it provides the citizens with freedom, rights, and a constitution to ensure all of the above. Prior to the U.S becoming a country, the taxes citizens paid were going to Great Britain. Currently our taxes help us create better schools, improve infrastructure and we are the ones benefiting from the taxes. Overall Paine clearly justifies his reasoning behind the government being

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