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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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Dreiser: Sister Carrie; Jennie Gerhardt; Twelve Men

Theodore Dreiser - 1987 - 1168 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 and the Formation of the Union

Winton U. Solberg - 1990 - 428 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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Roots of the Republic: American Founding Documents Interpreted

Stephen L. Schechter - 1990 - 464 Seiten
...peroration in The Federalist No. 37 parallels Benjamin Franklin's closing speech to the Federal Convention: I doubt too whether any other Convention we can obtain...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 Cambridge History of American Foreign Relations: Volume 1, The Creation ...

Bradford Perkins, Walter LaFeber, Warren I. Cohen, Akira Iriye - 1995 - 272 Seiten
...months, and tempers were frayed. Franklin, in a speech read for him by Wilson, appealed for unity: when you assemble a number of men to have the advantage...all their prejudices, their passions, . . . their local interests. . . . From such an assembly can a perfect production be expected? It therefore astonishes...
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Early American Writing

Giles B. Gunn - 1994 - 629 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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Shades of Freedom: Racial Politics and Presumptions of the American Legal ...

A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. - 1998 - 352 Seiten
...day, prior to its adoption, a statement of Dr. Benjamin Franklin was presented to the weary assembly: I doubt too whether any other Convention we can obtain...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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Autobiography and Other Writings

Benjamin Franklin - 1998 - 361 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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National Constitution Center: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on the ...

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on the Department of the Interior and Related Agencies - 1999 - 54 Seiten
...him a remarkably restrained assessment of the government he and his colleagues had labored to create: "When you assemble a number of men to have the advantage of their joint wisdom," he noted, "you inevitably assemble with those men all their prejudices, their passions, their errors...
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Recovering Benjamin Franklin: An Exploration of a Life of Science and Service

James Campbell - 1999 - 302 Seiten
...Philadelphia in 1787 as about the best that could be hoped for from the delegates' most sincere efforts, given "all their prejudices, their passions, their errors...opinion, their local interests, and their selfish views" (W9:608). Returning to natural philosophy, we have seen (above, 2.1) how ongoing experimentation...
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The World's Great Speeches

Lewis Copeland, Lawrence W. Lamm, Stephen J. McKenna - 1999 - 920 Seiten
...it, when the people shall hecome so corrupted as to need despotic government, heing incapable of my other. I doubt, too, whether any other convention we can obtain may he able to make a hetter Constitution; for, when you assemble a numher of men, to have the advantage...
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