The Common Sense Of Thomas Paine

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Thomas Paine was a very influential political activist, theorist, and philosopher throughout his whole life. Originally born in “Thetford, Norfolk, England in the year of 1737”, Thomas Paine came to colonial America during the year of 1774 with the hopes of making a difference in people’s lives (Thomas Paine, Chronology). “He came when many in the thirteen colonies were extremely angry at Parliament and Lord North (the Prime Minister of England),” (Elementary Common Sense of Thomas Paine). Growing up in the eighteenth century, Thomas Paine was very insistent on making a change by speaking out to help eliminate some of the hardships that the people around him in colonial America were facing. Throughout the duration of this time period in colonial …show more content…
“Common Sense was a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine in 1775 (published in 1776) while incredible events were happening in colonial America. Its publication had a tremendous impact on future events” (Elementary Common Sense of Thomas Paine). These incredible events that were occurring in colonial America included the terrible taxation by Great Britain. The future events that were mentioned included colonial America fighting for their independence and becoming a free and powerful state. “Common Sense was a powerful weapon because he made the monarchy the target of his ferocious and well-reasoned arguments. Indeed, much of Common Sense is a direct written attack against kings in general, and George III in particular” (Elementary Common Sense of Thomas Paine). This powerful weapon of a pamphlet challenged Great Britain’s authority over colonial America and presented the ideas of independence and branching away from being ruled was its main focus. “As a long and violent abuse of power, is generally the Means of calling the right of it in question (and in Matters too which might never been thought of, had not the Sufferers been aggravated into the inquiry) and as the King of England hath undertaken in his OWN RIGHT, to support the Parliament in what he calls THEIRS, and as the …show more content…
The people who favor the laissez-faire lifestyle could support the “hands-off” lifestyle of laissez-faire by saying that we should eliminate minimum wage completely because competition in the market can naturally lead to an ideal balance of job payout and profit. People who favor this statement could claim that by eliminating minimum wage, it will create competition within the workforce. By creating competition in the workforce, jobs will therefore have to increase the pay and benefits given out to their employees to ensure that they stay with them instead of venturing out. An objection against this claim or theory could be that even if minimum wages were to be eliminated, there may be some competition in the workforce, but jobs may not necessarily increase the pay or the benefits that they give out to their employees. There are definitely plenty of people who do not have a job that companies can hire that will actually work for the original wage price, or maybe even lower, and work with the same amount of benefits that the job was offering to give out before. Also, another objection to this could be that if wages in the workforce got increased to keep up with the competition, taxes may have to get increased too, as well as house prices and gas prices and

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