Benjamin Franklin-Sage?

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pmconusa
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Benjamin Franklin-Sage?

According to Madison’s notes it was Benjamin Franklin who, on the final day of deliberations on the Constitution, said in part: “In these sentiments, Sir, I agree to this Constitution with all its faults, if they are such; because I think a general government necessary for us, and there is no form of government but what may be a blessing to the people if well administered, and believe farther that this is likely to be well administered for a course of years, and can only end in despotism, as other forms have done before it., when the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic government, being incapable of any other”.

He was wrong, it didn’t even last past the first year.

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I didn't realize you were

I didn't realize you were their contemporary.

Or did you read about it in Franklin's book?

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I am neither the same age as

I am neither the same age as Madison or Franklin and I do not live in the same period which makes it impossible for me to be their contemporary, except according to you. Madison merely parroted the words of Franklin and if you compare me to him I would not feel elated by the comparison because he was wrong. As I pointed out, the corruption he spoke of as being in the future turned out to be right around the corner. If you had read what the Congress passed in their first session you would undoubtedly agree with me. Since you would rather believe what suits you I have trouble confusing you with the facts.

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