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In the introduction to ''Common Sense'', Paine declares “a long habit of not thinking a thing ''wrong'', gives it a superficial appearance of being ''right''.”<ref>Paine,3.</ref>This simple sentence opened the minds of common citizens to the possibilities of a less oppressive future in an egalitarian society for white men. Thomas Paine anonymously unleashed the buried patriot spirit of average American colonists. While Parliament was implementing strict tax laws and occupying the American continent, Thomas Paine was transforming the lives and attitudes of its inhabitants. England created an atmosphere of future subservience among the colonists, while Thomas Paine reached out to these same people and through his inspired words, fomented a revolution.
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