Thomas Paine, famed author of "Common Sense" is one of the most famed authors in history. "Common sense is the most radical and important pamphlet written in the American Revolution and one of the most brilliant ever written in the English language." Paine is best known as a writer, not a founding father. His legacy is one of words in his various politically minded essays, not in his diplomacy with others. While he expressed that he had an opinion on certain matters, he conveyed it with the pen rather than with words. However, Paine was more a man of a desire for peace than for creating policy. Paine is best known as a writer that the common man can understand. By writing pieces that your average-Joe can relate with, Paine served as an effective mouth-piece to the American people. He took the founders political ideas and helped the Revolution in the best way he could...with his skill of words. Paine wasn't a founding father because he believed in peace, but was less interested in the diplomacy and policy.
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