Think Freely Media presents Common Sense with Paul Jacob

Tom Paine

Tom Paine

Some writers have so confounded society with government, as to leave little or no distinction between them; whereas they are not only different, but have different origins. Society is produced by our wants, and government by our wickedness; the former promotes our happiness positively by uniting our affections, the latter negatively by restraining our vices. The one encourages intercourse, the other creates distinctions. The first is a patron, the last a punisher.”


Tom Paine, Common Sense (1776).

By: Redactor

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


© 2016 Common Sense with Paul Jacob, All Rights Reserved. Back to top