Despites the amount of resentment toward Great Britain, many colonists considered themselves subjects to the royal crown for several reasons. The reasons were the fact that many colonists were from Great Britain, the British helped win the French-Indian war, and Great Britain was the most powerful nation in the world in the time. Although the British were miss treating the colonists by over taxing them and taking some of their freedoms away. The Patriots wanted freedom; they wanted independence and a government of their own away from the command of another country. With this, the colonists had all the right to rebel against Britain. The British Government had violated the colonists rights as British subjects and their fellow colonists had already died protecting their rights (text book Pg. 114). Such abuse could not be tolerated, so I have no pity for what has fallen on Britain, with all the Patriot riots and protests.
Thomas Paine’s book Common Sense is an inspiring book that called out to the American people, and like the books title it opened the eyes of people to what was really justice. The book told Americans that the path of independence was the key to finding peace and tranquility, and not path that the Loyalist wised to follow that was with Britain. For little did the Loyalist know, the British rule over the world would not be long one (text book Pg. 115). What makes Common Sense so enlightening was that it reached out to the common man rather then to the rich man, giving simple yet bold words of freedom and pride.
One of Tomas Paine’s famous quotes is one such as this, “Is life so dear, or peach so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God!-I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!” Thomas’s quote filled Patriot’s hearts with fire, fueling the drive for independence that even some Loyalists started to follow the Patriot way. Even if the Loyalists and the Patriots had separate thoughts and aspiration, in the end of the war they formed a new government together that would have a bright future ahead.