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" Society is produced by our wants, and government by our wickedness; the former promotes our happiness ' positively by uniting our affections, the latter negatively by restraining our vices. The one encourages intercourse, the other creates distinctions.... "
The Political Works of Thomas Paine: Secretary for Foreign Affairs to the ... - Página 139
por Thomas Paine - 1826 - 425 páginas
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The Essential American Tradition: An Anthology of Striking and Significant ...

Jesse Lee Bennett - 1925 - 332 páginas
...which the government itself had encouraged. But with respect to England there are also other causes. Society in every state is a blessing, but government,...necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one. The trade of governing has always been monopolized by the most ignorant and the most rascally individuals...
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Man and Civilization ...

John Storck - 1926 - 117 páginas
...think1ng; but this saves time! Society is produced by our wants, and government by our wickedness. . . . Society in every state is a blessing, but government,...necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one. . . . Government, like dress, is the badge of lost innocence; the palaces of kings are built upon the...
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The Pullman Strike and the Crisis of the 1890s: Essays on Labor and Politics

Richard Schneirov, Shelton Stromquist, Nick Salvatore - 1999 - 258 páginas
...the other creates distinctions; The first is a patron, the last a punisher. Society is in every state a blessing, but government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil." Quoted in Eric Foner, Tom Paine and Revolutionary America (New York: Oxford University Press, 1976),...
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The Price of Liberty: Benjamin Franklin Wept

Tedd Adamovich - 2000 - 236 páginas
...be watched closely. 'Distinction between society and government: society is produced by our wants, government by our wickedness. The former promotes...government even in its best state is but a necessary evil. . . .Man did not enter into society to become worse than he was before, nor to have less rights than...
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The Historical Atlas of the American Revolution

Ian Barnes, Charles Royster - 2000 - 223 páginas
...politics as thosefinding fellowship in religion sought to spread this fervor against political authority. "Society in every state is a blessing, but government...necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one..." Tom Paine, Common Sense, 1776. The seventeenth century witnessed statesmen and political philosophers...
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The Selected Poems of William Blake

William Blake - 2000 - 384 páginas
...uniting our affections, the latter negatively by restraining our vices [. . .) Society is in every state a blessing, but government, even in its best state,...necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one [. . .] Government, like dress, is the badge of lost innocence; the palaces of kings are built upon...
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Gang of Five: Leaders at the Center of the Conservative Crusade

Nina J. Easton - 2001 - 464 páginas
...George, and his unshakable distrust of power: "Society in every state is a blessing," Paine wrote, "but government even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one." Perhaps no remark better summed up the libertarian label that Clint feverishly adopted. In their desire...
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Spin This!: All the Ways We Don't Tell the Truth

Bill Press - 2002 - 272 páginas
...propaganda ever printed, Tom Paine painted the revolution as necessary to get rid of government — "Society in every state is a blessing, but Government even in its best state is but a necessary evil" — when what the revolution really did was replace one government with another, albeit better, more...
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Citizen Paine: Thomas Paine's Thoughts on Man, Government, Society, and Religion

Thomas Paine - 2002 - 258 páginas
...vices. The one encourages intercourse, the other creates distinctions. The first is a patron, the last a punisher. Society in every state is a blessing,...necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one. Common Sense, 1776 Necessity, like a gravitating power, would soon form . . . society. Common Sense,...
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Thomas Paine: Common Sense, and Revolutionary Pamphleteering

Brian McCartin - 2001 - 112 páginas
...government to establish their freedom. He started by first examining governments themselves. Paine stated, "Society in every state is a blessing, but government...necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one." Paine said that governments were necessary only because of the "inability of moral virtue to govern...
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