IMHO what Paine was probably talking about was the “landed” aristocracy, IOW, not pro-Marxist and anti-capitalist, but instead anti-aristocrat. So that part of this author’s criticism is misleading.
Indeed correct Paine was advocating redress from Grievances from England. Not a mode of law to be imposed by the citizens of an independent country on itself. I think the Author needs to re-read Common sense in its entiorety and just pull out selected quotes.
Paine called for the French Revolutionaries to invade England.
You could be right about Paine. There was very much a class difference that existed in America, mostly perpetuated by the lack of education. Many of our pioneers and frontiersmen, lived off the land under conditions that were worse than those provided to slaves, but they had their freedom and that’s all they wanted.