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" I doubt, too, whether any other convention we can obtain may be able to make a better constitution ; for when you assemble a number of men, to have the advantage of their joint wisdom, you inevitably assemble with those men all their prejudices, their... "
The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of Essays, Humorous, Moral ... - Seite 276
von Benjamin Franklin - 1848 - 288 Seiten
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The Compleated Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Mark Skousen, Benjamin Franklin - 2005 - 256 Seiten
...forms have done before it, when the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic government, being incapable of any other. I doubt too whether...opinion, their local interests, and their selfish views. From such an assembly can a perfect production be expected? It therefore astonishes me, Sir,...
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The Constitutional Convention of 1787: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia ..., Band 1

John R. Vile - 2005 - 1009 Seiten
...and there is no form of Government but what may be a blessing to the people if well administered ... I doubt too whether any other Convention we can obtain...opinion, their local interests, and their selfish views. ... It therefore astonishes me, Sir, to find this system approaching so near to perfect as it...
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A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America

Stacy Schiff - 2005 - 489 Seiten
...silence.* At a later and equally critical date, Franklin was perfectly philosophical on the subject: "For when you assemble a number of men to have the...opinion, their local interests, and their selfish views." Formal negotiations resumed on October 30 and continued over the next week, at a vigorous pace...
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Secular Revelations: The Constitution of the United States and Classic ...

Mitchell MELTZER - 2005 - 192 Seiten
...there is no form of Government hut what may he a blessing to the people if well administered. . . . For when you assemble a number of men to have the...opinion, their local interests, and their selfish views. From such an assembly can a perfect production be expected? It therefore astonishes me, Sir,...
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Point of Opinion

H. W. Farwell - 2004 - 144 Seiten
...more apt I am to doubt my own judgment and to pay more respect to the judgment of others. ... I doubt whether any other convention we can obtain may be...men to have the advantage of their joint wisdom, you invariably assemble with those men all their prejudices, their passions, their errors of opinion, their...
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Drafting the Constitution: Weighing Evidence to Draw Sound Conclusions

Kristin Eck - 2005 - 48 Seiten
...Constitution with all its faults, if they are such; because I think a general Government necessary for us ... I doubt too whether any other Convention we can obtain, may be able to make a better Constitution." Taking Sides Get Graphic Picture this! A seven-page document is printed and circulated in America....
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Benjamin Franklin's Humor

Paul Zall - 2005 - 186 Seiten
...the speech aloud, Franklin called compromise the cost of living with human nature controlled by men's "Prejudices, their Passions, their Errors of Opinion, their local Interests, and their selfish Views."23 In that speech, Franklin could still draw upon the old-time pleasantry and mirth to cool...
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Not Your Usual Founding Father: Selected Readings from Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - 2006 - 303 Seiten
...Forms have done before it, when the People shall become so corrupted as to need Despotic Government, being incapable of any other. I doubt too whether...Opinion, their local Interests, and their selfish Views. From such an Assembly can a perfect Production be expected? It therefore astonishes me, Sir,...
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Architects of Political Change: Constitutional Quandaries and Social Choice ...

Norman Schofield - 2006
...forms have done before it, when the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic Government, being incapable of any other. I doubt too whether...opinion, their local interests, and their selfish views. From such an assembly can a perfect production be expected? It therefore astonishes me, Sir,...
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In the Agora: The Public Face of Canadian Philosophy

A. D. Irvine, John Russell - 2006 - 486 Seiten
...Constitution with all its faults, if they are such, because I think a general Government necessary ... When you assemble a number of men to have the advantage...errors of opinion, their local interests and their selfishness." At last, in an attempt to marry his common sense with an intuitive seizing of reality,...
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