Provide a 6 pages analysis while answering the following question: In What Ways Is It Evident That Paine and Publius Were Influenced by Montesquieu and Locke. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is required. The life of Thomas Paine began on a low note. Being a failure in most of what he had tried in life, he became a radical democrat and started handling matters that emulated to a certain level, the work of his predecessors in the names of John Locke and Montesquieu. He came up with an idea of selling pamphlets and set a historical record of selling many copies. He disclaimed the British government as intolerable, posing as a threat to the natural rights vested on man. Locke ought to speak about union and loyalty to the government. he challenges those of the opinion of honoring any form of government dissolution. He urges them to differentiate between the dissolution of the government and that of society. Nothing is much more important than unity according to Locke. The continual regard for a government with diverse bodies is desired by Locke. The government makes the community or rather they are one. It brings man into an organized system within political society. By giving an example of destroying a government through its roots (destruction of the societies), Locke is quick to mention that the world cannot stand to witness the demolition of one government. Paine, who appears to be an activist, seems to have been moved by this observation and opinion from Locke. In his opinion, Paine prefers the state of liberty enjoyment through society without a government. Through this system, any form of influence can be noted.
Locke’s and Montesquieu’s bold and strong analytical nature on national and societal matters could have also probably influenced his life, by molding his boldness of ridiculing the government and the existing leadership. Despite his own initial failures, he has found the ground to lay the basis of his championing. he says “an inquiry into the constitutional errors in the English form of government is at the time highly necessary. for as never in a proper condition of doing justice to others, while we continue under the influence of some leading partially” (Leon and Ferris 16). The message delivered here has a common similarity with the one that was also being articulated by Locke and Montesquieu that “what if the executive power, being possessed of the force of the commonwealth, shall make use of that force to hinder the meeting and acting of the legislation when the original constitution or the public exigencies require it?” .