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Society in every state is a blessing, but Government, even in its best state, is a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Thomas
Paine
Common Sense
 
Thomas Paine
 
Maintaining “the cause of America is in a great measure the cause of all mankind,” Paine passionately argued for independence from Great Britain and the ability of the young country to prosper unfettered by the oppressive and economically draining English.
 
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Bibliographic Record    Introduction
Man knows no Master save creating HEAVEN, Or those whom Choice and common Good ordain.—THOMSON.

February 14, 1776
 
PHILADELPHIA: W. & T. BRADFORD, 1776
NEW YORK: BARTLEBY.COM, 1999
 
 
 
TO THE INHABITANTS OF AMERICA
on the following interesting subjects
 
I. Of the origin and design of government in general, with concise remarks on the English Constitution.
II. Of monarchy and hereditary succession.
III. Thoughts on the present state of American affairs.
IV. Of the present ability of America, with some miscellaneous reflexions.
 
A new edition, with several additions in the body of the work. To which is added an appendix; together with an address to the people called Quakers.


 
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