Common Sense was written in 1776 in the midst of the American Revolution and it was very inspiring ,even as I read it now.Similar to Jefferson pointing out reasons to declare separation from Britain Pain wrote in pamphlet in a less aggressive form of reasons why this revolution was worth fighting.His words seem to be a voice of encouragement that Americans were making the right decision. He says” injures and disadvantages which we sustain by that connection are without number and our duty to mankind at large as well as to ourselves instructs us to renounce the alliance:because ,any submission to,or dependence on,Great Britain tends to involve this continent in European wars and quarrels and set us at variance with nations ho would otherwise seek our friendship,and against who we neither angered nor complaint.” Clearly arguing a possible gain in allies trade and growth we can gain as a free nation independent of Britain and their hold and drag over the colonies into affairs which don’t concern the common people of America.
Pain also discusses Britain’s tyranny to enforce tax and tells his readers to transport themselves to Boston and allow themselves to feel sympathy just like the in class discussion on Smith.He encourages his readers to allow themselves to gain wisdom for imagining themselves in such positions.He not only find ways to encourage his readers to unit as colonies by thoughts of smoothy for one another but he mention humanity often and human level of every man should want to fight not be a tory, and seek happiness for his children.I believe when he continues to discuss religion he uses French Revolution and close of churches to warn the colonial people that everyone is allowed to have their difference in religion. The main goal of each is establishing human morality even if you choose not to follow religion it is intertwined in our live by science and as long as a man be faithful to his beliefs he is a equal man .
In Benjamin Franklins reading there was further propaganda to influence and give warning to listing rules by which a great empire may be reduced .Mocking all the wrong doings of the King.He also goes on to state expectation and misconceptions of those who want to come to the Americas.Which eventually leads to his writing which was the most interesting for me about the Indians. Describing the differences that yes exist but the misconception that they are just savages with no structure. Which in some small way reminds me of Pains Persuasion