Thomas PaineThomas Paine, (1737-1809) US Founding father, pamphleteer, author

Thomas Paine Quote

“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 that we furnish the means by which we suffer.”

Thomas PaineThomas Paine
~ Thomas Paine

Common Sense, February 14, 1776

Ratings and Comments

cal, lewisville, tx

Good "Common Sense."

J Carlton, Calgary

The system as it stands is psychopathic and can no longer be tolerated. Screw Globalism!

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RBESRQ    2/21/11

Perfect! now what?...

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Publius    2/21/11

Yes, government is but a necessary evil so why is it that many wish to make it larger and more powerful? Why do socialists trust that this "necessary evil" can control the economy better than We the People? This government can't even balance its own checkbook so I'm damn sure not going to trust it with mine!

E Archer, NYC



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