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Founding Documents

Revisiting Benjamin Franklin's prophetic speech to the Federal Convention of 1787

5645hsh598744517 Sept. 1787Farrand 2:641--43

The engrossed Constitution being read,

Docr. Franklin rose with a speech in his hand, which he had reduced to writing for his own conveniency, and which Mr. Wilson read in the words following.

Mr. President


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constitution day 9172014It is Constitution Day. The Constitution and the founding principles are under assault every day by progressive forces hell-bent in devolving the Republic into a third world socialistic experiment. 

"I am commonly opposed to those who modestly assume...

ames patriotic noise"I am commonly opposed to those who modestly assume the rank of champions of liberty, and make a very patriotic noise about the people. It is the stale artifice which has duped the world a thousand times, and yet, though detected, it is still successful."
--Fisher Ames, letter to George Richard Minot, 1789


" But as the plan of the convention aims only at a partial union or consolidation, the State governments would clearly retain all the rights of sovereignty which they before had, and which were not, by that act, EXCLUSIVELY delegated to the United States. "

-- Alexander Hamilton (Federalist No. 32, 3 January 1788)

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