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"Common Sense – Revisited in the New Millennium" is an updated version of Thomas Paine’s seditious document of 1776. This current edition of Common Sense develops comparisons between the social, economic and political injustices of 21st century America and the circumstances of 1776 which led to the American Revolution.
Common Sense – Revisited in the New Millennium is an updated version of Thomas Paine’s seditious document of 1776. The current edition of Common Sense develops comparisons between the social, economic and political injustices of 21st century America and the circumstances of 1776 which led to the American Revolution. The conclusions indicate America needs another revolution in order for her citizens to, once again, take control of their government. Modern day Americans are faced with conditions much like our colonial ancestors in that reconciliation with an estranged and corrupted government is no longer possible! America can and must do better!
Many Americans think we have our own version of King George, namely President George Bush. They claim the colonial era king had a ruling style similar to our current president in that they both were too arrogant to negotiate, too powerful to submit, too righteous to change, and too financially beholden to their aristocratic colleagues. The validity of these comparisons is left to each of us to evaluate, but I am convinced of at least one similarity. King George and the British Parliament as well as President Bush and the Congress have done a feeble job of representing Americans.
We have been financially pillaged by a system that rewards greed, manipulation and systematic plunder at the expense of morality, dedication and hard work. The outsourcing of American jobs and the exportation of our industries are testaments to a flawed economic system. The import of foreign goods made possible by free trade agreements has wreaked financial hardship on millions of Americans. These elaborate hoaxes were developed by our large corporations and sponsored by our fickle government!
The political parties are a disgrace. Although they claim to stand for different principles, time has proven this is not the case. The Democrats and Republicans have for some time acquiesced to the deep pockets of the affluent while ignoring the petitions of the citizens. The most consistent dribble coming out of Washington is political spin. Just about all politicians are adept at this art of avoiding responsibility.
Like the American revolutionaries, there is no possibility for reconciliation or compromise. The powers that be will not give up their stranglehold, nor will they negotiate in good faith. We must seize the government, throw out the officials, rewrite the statute books and, once again, declare our independence from the stifling forces that threaten the future of our great nation. In support of this argument for independence I, like Thomas Paine, will “offer nothing more than simple facts, plain arguments and common sense…..”