Common Sense: by Thomas Paine – My Take On It
by Michael Ray
Since the beginning of time there have been a struggle between good men and the evil that eventually rules them.
Some things never change, meet the new boss same as the old boss. Since the beginning of time there have been a struggle between good men and the evil that eventually rules them. As we see from the writings of Thomas Paine in the 18th century, some things are timeless. A distant and disconnected England tried to “rule” the colonies. It is always the same, rule by the barrel of the gun. This is mankind’s legacy, do as I say or else. It is no different today. The Constitution has been chipped away at for 200 years. Today we are America in name only. We have no rights, just those that can be bought by bribes or the best attorney. The CIA, corrupt, the FBI, corrupt, the NSA, are you kidding me? Most of our politicians are compromised. Pedophilia runs rampant in both Hollywood and D.C. We now know, thanks to wikileaks, that our government is filled not just with pedophiles but with Luciferians (William Blake’s illustration of Lucifer as presented in John Milton’s Paradise Lost Luciferianism is a belief system that venerates the essential characteristics that are affixed to Lucifer. The tradition, influenced by Gnosticism, usually reveres Lucifer not as the devil, but as a liberator, a guardian or guiding spirit, or even the true god as opposed to Jehovah) who worship the dark at places such as “spirit cooking events.” Our pop stars like Lady GaGa and Katie Perry both prefer Lucifer or if they don’t they sure fake it pretty well. We now know that rape is the norm for many in Hollywood and D.C., entire rape gangs and grooming gangs exist. The left is teaching kindergarten kids about homosexuality. Governments all over Europe are importing Muslim invaders to rape and kill their own people. 18th century problems are sounding pretty good about now.
words in italics are those of Thomas Paine’s
Society is produced by our wants , and government by our wickedness
“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.”
“Here then is the origin and rise of government; namely a mode rendered necessary by the inability of moral virtue to govern the world…”
The constitution of England is so exceedingly complex
“But the constitution of England is so exceedingly complex, that the nation may suffer for years together without being able to discover in which part the fault lies, some will say in one and some in another, and every political physician will advice a different medicine.”
In America today there are so many laws that you are breaking laws everyday that you don’t even realize exists.
“To say that the constitution of England is a union of three powers reciprocally checking each other, is farcical, either the words have no meaning, or they are flat contradictions.”
In America today our system of checks and balances are all but non existent.
There is something exceedingly ridiculous in the composition of monarchy
“There is something exceedingly ridiculous in the composition of monarchy; it first excludes a man from the means of information yet empowers him to act in cases where the highest judgment is required. The state of a king shuts him from the world, yet the business of a king requires him to know it thoroughly; where-for the different parts, by unnaturally opposing and destroying each other, prove the whole character to be absurd and useless.”
In America today our “leaders” live behind gated walls cut off from the rest of us. They have no idea what it is like to work or suffer.
The children of Israel being oppressed by the Midianites
“The children of Israel being oppressed by the Midianites, Gideon marched against them with a small army, and victory thro’ the divine interposition, decided in his favour. The Jews elate with success, and attributing it to the generalship of Gideon, proposed making him a king, saying Rule thou over us, thou and thy son and thy son’s son. Here was temptation in its fullest extent; not a kingdom only, but an hereditary one, but Gideon in the piety of his soul replied, I will not rule over you, neither shall my son rule over you. THE LORD SHALL RULE OVER YOU. Words need not be more explicit; Gideon doth not decline the honor, but denieth their right to give it; neither doth he compliment them with invented declarations of thanks, but in the positive stile of a prophet charges them with disaffection of their proper Sovereign, the King of heaven.”
Where are the Gideons and George Washington’s of today? Make that offer to someone like Obama and you will find yourself chained in a dungeon.
Men who look upon themselves born to reign
“Men who look upon themselves born to reign, and others to obey, soon grow insolent; selected from the rest of mankind their minds are early poisoned by importance, and the world they act in differs so materially from the world at large, that they have but little opportunity of knowing its true interests, and when they succeed to the government are frequently the most ignorant and unfit of any throughout the dominions.”
McCain, Graham, Comey, McCabe, half of congress.
For it is the republican and not the monarchical part of the constitution of England which Englishmen glory
“For it is the republican and not the monarchical part of the constitution of England which Englishmen glory in, viz. the liberty choosing a house of commons from out of their own body- and it is easy to see that when republican virtue fails, slavery ensues.”
Our republic has fallen. Ask 10 people what a republic is and 9 won’t be able to tell you.
“Europe, and not England, is the parent country of America. This new world hath been the asylum for the persecuted lovers of civil and religious liberty from every part of Europe.”
We had a good run, but unless things turn around soon these things will only be in history books. If there are any books in the future.