|Thomas Paine's Common Sense Main Points
"I challenge the warmest advocate for reconciliation to show, a single advantage that this continent can reap, by being connected with Great Britain."
We should look at the many injuries that the colonies have undergone and will continue to undergo as long as we are connected with Great Britain. (3rd¶)
We don't need Britain for protection against her enemies nor do we need her for commerce.
".whenever a war breaks out between England and any foreign power, the trade of America goes to ruin, because of her connection with Britain."
Do away with monarchies because the divine law (of God) should be "King of America" and the people should form a government of their own (a republican charter).
".let a day be solemnly set apart for proclaiming the charter; let it be brought forth placed on the divine law the word of God law ought to be king"
England is not run by France even though the king is a descendant from France.
Children cannot survive on milk alone and never get any meat....The colonies have grown up and need to be set free to live on their own just as children do.