Thomas Paine Theory Of Common Sense

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According to some commentators, common sense is the equivalent of one’s moral powers (Tocqueville, 213). However, common sense has been described as part of human moral sensibilities and affections with an inherent ability to reason freely. In other words, common sense is an all-inclusive faculty of the mind that gives people the power to make a decision between right and wrong in any prevailing situation (Paine). Through common sense, it was believed that significant social as well as political achievements were eminent. Citizens used affection and reason to know what was right and wrong in the government and society in general. On the other hand, Thomas Paine’s common sense pamphlet, written during the time of America’s revolution, was a …show more content…
The structure comprised of the King at the top, followed by the House of Lords in the second position and the House of Commons in the third position. Unfortunately, the King and the House of Lords were not elected by citizens, hence did not care much about people’s natural rights (Tocqueville 202). The House of Commons was the representative of the voice, the people with the King having control over parliament. This phenomenon should not be encouraged in any civilized society as it deprives citizens of their natural rights from their representatives. Therefore, it is important to let the citizens elect their own representatives thus putting them under pressure to protect their natural rights. Therefore, common sense by Thomas Paine has remained historically significant throughout many centuries since it acts as a governing …show more content…
Lately, this was witnessed in the African Continent when the republic of South Sudan separated itself from Sudan. Just as it was during the time of America and the Great Britain, war was the only solution that led to the separation and the liberation of South Sudan from Sudan. In a few decades to come, South Sudan is projected to register progressive economic and social achievements that would not otherwise have been achieved. Presently, many oil reserves and processing firms are within the territory of South Sudan. This is historically significant in the sense that each and every nation should work for its own freedom, even to the point of shedding innocent blood for it to realize any economic or social achievement

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