Can you summarize the four main sections of Thomas Paine's Common Sense pamphlet?

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Thomas Paine was a noteworthy patriot of the revolutionary period of American history. His famous pamphlet, titled Common Sense, can be summarized as a challenge to the rule of the British Monarchy, detailed in terms that the layman of the time could understand easily. The pamphlet is divided into four parts.

The first part of the argument details the important distinction to be made between society and government. Paine argues that if every man were completely governed by the ideal impulses of humanity, then there would be no need for government. It is obvious, however, that this is not the case. For this reason, man must choose government as the lesser of the two evils between rule and anarchy. However, government must be balanced carefully and monitored to ensure its lasting interest in the people that it represents.

In the second section, Paine greatly criticizes the office of king in general, referencing both scripture and history as well as appealing to the logic and morality of his...

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