top of page
  • Writer's pictureLiveology

Introduction | Common Sense by Thomas Paine


Photo by Annie Spratt



Perhaps the sentiments contained in the following pages, are not yet sufficiently fashionable to procure them general Favor; a long Habit of not thinking a Thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defence of Custom. But the Tumult soon subsides. Time makes more Converts than Reason.


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 have 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 good People of this Country are grievously oppressed by the Combination, they have an undoubted privilege to enquire into the Pretensions of both, and equally to reject the Usurpation of either.


In the following Sheets, the Author hath studiously avoided every thing which is personal among ourselves. Compliments as well as censure to individuals make no part thereof. The wise and the worthy need not the triumph of a Pamphlet; and those whose sentiments are injudicious or unfriendly will cease of themselves, unless too much pains is bestowed upon their conversions.


The cause of America is in a great measure the cause of all mankind. Many circumstances have, and will arise, which are not local, but universal, and through which the principles of all lovers of mankind are affected, and in the event of which their affections are interested. The laying a country desolate with fire and sword, declaring war against the natural rights of all mankind, and extirpating the defenders thereof from the face of the earth, is the concern of every man to whom nature hath given the power of feeling; of which class, regardless of party censure, is



The Author






 

Liveology Yoga Studios creates uplifting content and products, sharing "More life. More yoga." Join us on the journey of seeking God, self-study, healing, and awakening as we draw from wisdom across the world. Subscribe for exclusive interactive content, including issues of Liveology Yoga Magazine. Please tell a friend about Liveology today! Thank you for your continued and growing support.


Peace & Pineapples!

Comments


Image by Matt Flores
START
HOME
 
Image by Juno Jo
JOIN THE PARTY
BECOME
A MEMBER
Image by Julianna Corbett
LEARN MORE
WELCOME
CENTER
Janu-Sirsasana-Liveology.jpeg
SO MUCH YOGA
YOGA
STUDIO
Image by Erik Brolin
MEDITATION FOR ALL
LIVE ONLINE
EVENTS
products+liveology.jpg
OUR
PRODUCTS
bottom of page