My personal musings about anything that gets on my radar screen--heavily dominated by politics.


For Your Consideration

Not much to get worked up over in the late night tonight, so I'll just throw this out for your consideration:

"In this situation of this ssembly, groping s 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 jumbly applying to the Father of lights to illuminate our understandings? In the beginning of the Contest with Great Britain, when we were sensible of danger we had daily prayer in this room for the divine protection. Our prayers, Sir, were heard, and they were graciously answered. All of us who were engged in the struggle must have observed frequent instances of a superintending providence in our favor. To that kind providence we owe this happy opportunity of consulting in peace on the means of establishing our future national felicity. And have we now forgotten that powerful friend? or do we imagine that we no longer need his assistance? I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth--That God Governs in the affairs of Men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid?"

These words of timely--and timeless--wisdom, uttered by Benjamin Franklin to the Constitution Convention on Thursday, June 28, 1787.

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