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" 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 passions, their errors of opinion, their local interests, and their selfish views. From such an assembly... "
The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of Essays, Humourous, Moral ... - Seite 221
von Benjamin Franklin - 1839 - 224 Seiten
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Shades of Freedom: Racial Politics and Presumptions of the American Legal ...

A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. - 1998 - 352 Seiten
...with those men, all their prejudices, their passions, their errors of opinion, their local interests, and their selfish views. From such an Assembly can...system approaching so near to perfection as it does . . . .21 The abolitionist Franklin of course did not believe that for African Americans the Constitution...
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Autobiography and Other Writings

Benjamin Franklin - 1998 - 361 Seiten
...with those Men all their Prejudices, their Passions, their Errors of Opinion, their local Interests, and their selfish Views. From such an Assembly can...are confounded, like those of the Builders of Babel, and that our States are on the Point of Separation, only to meet hereafter for the Purpose of cutting...
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John Marshall: Definer of a Nation

Jean Edward Smith - 1998 - 800 Seiten
...he astonished that a constitution that was the product of so many compromises could be so good, but "it will astonish our enemies, who are waiting with...confidence to hear that our councils are confounded. . . . Thus I consent, Sir, to this Constitution because I expect no better, and because I am not sure...
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The World's Great Speeches

Lewis Copeland, Lawrence W. Lamm, Stephen J. McKenna - 1999 - 920 Seiten
...with those men all their prejudices, their passions, their errors of opinion, their local interests, and their selfish views. From such an assembly can a perfect production he expected? It therefore astonishes me, sir, to find this system approaching so near to perfection...
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A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution

Carol Berkin - 2003 - 310 Seiten
...admirable. They had produced a near-perfect system of government that Franklin was confident would "astonish our enemies, who are waiting with confidence...are confounded like those of the Builders of Babel," and that "our States are on the point of separation, only to meet hereafter for the purpose of cutting...
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The Discovery of First Principles

Edward J. Dodson - 2002 - 604 Seiten
...them... In these sentiments...! agree to this Constitution with all its faults, if they are such... And I think it will astonish our enemies, who are...confidence to hear that our councils are confounded.. .and that our states are on the point of separation, only to meet hereafter for the purpose of cutting...
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From Colonies to Country, 1735-1791

Joy Hakim - 2002 - 160 Seiten
...better than he had expected. "It astonishes me," he said, "to find this system approaching so near perfection as it does; and I think it will astonish our enemies." Tears are said to have streamed down Franklin's cheeks as he signed his name. He pointed to the chair...
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Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

Walter Isaacson - 2003 - 608 Seiten
...with those men all their prejudices, their passions, their errors of opinion, their local interests, and their selfish views. From such an assembly can...are confounded like those of the builders of Babel, and that our States are on the point of separation, only to meet hereafter for the purpose of cutting...
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Journal of the Federal Convention

United States. Constitutional Convention, James Madison - 2003 - 805 Seiten
...with those men all their prejudices, their passions, their errors of opinion, their local interests and their selfish views. From such an assembly can...are confounded, like those of the builders of Babel ; and that our States are on the point of separation, only to meet hereafter for the purpose of cutting...
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A Benjamin Franklin Reader

Benjamin Franklin - 2003 - 551 Seiten
...with those men all their prejudices, their passions, their errors of opinion, their local interests, and their selfish views. From such an assembly can...are confounded, like those of the builders of Babel, and that our states are on the point of separation, only to meet hereafter for the purpose of cutting...
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