Common Sense

Wed 10 January 2018 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Why should the US claim independence from Great Britain? Well, it was "Common Sense" according to Thomas Paine, one of the founders of America. In this pamphlet later converted into a book, Thomas Paine lists out the various reasons for ceding from Britain and taking the next steps towards drafting a constitution and forming a government. This is a well thought out document and it's more fascinating to observe how much America has drifted away from these ideals and become an 'elitist' republic!