Asks Tagged ‘paine’

The Crisis, Number 1 by Thomas Paine Questions?

According to the first paragraph, who will “shrink from the service of his country?” What will the people who do not shrink from service deserve? According to the first paragraph, what has Britain declared? According to the final paragraph, what will a person “whose heart is firm” pursue “unto death?” What opinion of offensive wars […]

Explain following thomas paine quote.. “Society in every state is a blessing, but Government, even in its…”?

“Society in every state is a blessing, but Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one: for when we suffer, or are exposed to the same miseries by a government, which we might expect in a country without government, our calamity is heightened by reflecting […]

What does Thomas Paine mean when he says this…?

“He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for it he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.”I’m writing an essay and i have no clue what it means…please help