Inspired by Thomas Paine’s 1775 pamphlet titled “Common Sense,” this website advocates the beliefs in smaller government, fiscal responsibility and free societies. Many of the Principles espoused in the original Common Sense pamphlet have stood the test of time.
If governments today would adhere to its principles, they would not be teetering on the brink of bankruptcy and our liberties would not be under assault. On December 23, 1776, Thomas Paine wrote, “These are the times that try mens’ souls.” He could have written this today.
The time has come to take back our government and apply common sense principles to governing again. Self-interest is permeating government, leading to irresponsible budget deficits, repressive taxes, job-killing regulation and an encroachment on the liberties that we have embraced as part of the American way of life.
At Common Sense Principles, we believe it is time to fight back. How? Educating the people of our nation on our government’s current predicament. The smoke and mirrors approach taken by current leaders, their speech writers and mainstream media, are all attempts to deter America from the truth. That truth is, the government has failed us.
“A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong,
gives it a superficial appearance of being right.” -Thomas Paine
It’s time to advocate on the behalf of the principles and policies envisioned by our Founding Fathers. We need to restore the fundamentalism that our government was built on. Life, liberty, happiness––these and other inalienable rights have been violated, ignored and stripped of their meaning. What will it take to get America back on track? Open ears, open minds and the proactivity to look beneath the surface at what Washington’s current leaders are really doing to the state of our nation.