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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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Money, Power, and Elections: How Campaign Finance Reform Subverts American ...

Rodney A. Smith - 2006 - 208 Seiten
...most incumbent and wealthy candidates who are beaten actually defeat themselves. AN IMPERFECT SYSTEM assemble a number of men to have the advantage of...opinion, their local interests, and their selfish views. . . . Thus I consent... to this Constitution because I expect no better, and because I am not...
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The First Scientific American: Benjamin Franklin and the Pursuit of Genius

Joyce E. Chaplin - 2006 - 421 Seiten
...He confessed himself unable to agree with each word of the constitution. But that was not the point. "When you assemble a Number of Men, to have the Advantage of their joint Wisdom," he told his fellow delegates, "you inevitably assemble with those Men all their Prejudices, their Passions,...
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: 1706-1757, Band 1;Bände 1706-1757

Benjamin Franklin - 2007 - 228 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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Classics of American Political and Constitutional Thought: Origins through ...

Scott J. Hammond, Kevin R. Hardwick, Howard Leslie Lubert - 2007 - 1193 Seiten
...forms have done before it, when the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic Government, the views. From such an assembly can a perfect production be expected? It therefore astonishes me, Sir,...
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Alexander Hamilton: America's Forgotten Founder

Joseph A. Murray - 2007 - 253 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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American Government: Balancing Democracy and Rights

Marc Karnis Landy, Marc Landy, Sidney M. Milkis - 2008 - 825 Seiten
...diversity and clashing interests in America. He had come to realize during years of public service that "when you assemble a number of men, to have the advantage...opinion, their local interests, and their selfish views." Franklin's efforts to bring the delegates together drew them back into a deliberative mood,...
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