Skip to comments."Two passions which have a powerful influence in the affairs of men... (power and money" (TR)
Posted on 07/01/2019 8:53:10 AM PDT by Perseverando
The Constitutional Convention was in a deadlock over how large and small states could be represented equally.
Some delegates left.
Then, on JUNE 28, 1787, 81-year-old Benjamin Franklin spoke and shortly after, the U.S. Constitution became a reality.
"Groping as it were in the dark to find political truth, and scarce able to distinguish it when presented to us,
how has it happened, Sir, that we have not hitherto once thought of humbly applying to the Father of lights ...
... In the beginning of the Contest with Great Britain, when we were sensible of danger, we had daily prayer in this room for Divine protection.
Our prayers, Sir, were heard and they were graciously answered.
All of us who were engaged in the struggle must have observed frequent instances of a Superintending Providence in our favor ...
And have we now forgotten that powerful Friend? or do we imagine we no longer need His assistance? ..."
"We have been assured, Sir, in the Sacred Writings, that 'except the Lord build the House, they labor in vain that build it' ...
I also believe that without his concurring aid we shall succeed ... no better than the Builders of Babel."
Ben Franklin had given another address at the Constitutional Convention several weeks earlier titled "Dangers of a Salaried Bureaucracy," June 2, 1787:
"Sir, there are two passions which have a powerful influence in the affairs of men ... ambition and avarice -- the love of power and the love of money ...
When united ... they have ... the most violent effects.
Place before the eyes of such men a post of honor, that shall, at the same time, be a place of profit, and they will move heaven and earth to
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Medieval philosopher Aquinas:
The last two may be more powerful than the first two.
Four things greater than all things are, -
Women and Horses and Power and War.
Ben Franklin understood the Deep State.
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