Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Let’s Take the Benjamin Franklin Challenge

I can’t believe I missed Benjamin Franklin’s birthday yesterday [ed. it’s been brought to my attention that I’m actually one day early – so unlike me] but it’s not too late to honor one of the country’s most influential founding fathers. The man who once wrote

“If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worthy of reading or do things worth the writing.”

in his own life did both.

As CDN notes though this truly Renaissance man has never been adequately recognized for his remarkable contributions to this great country. He was known as an entrepreneur and a businessman, a meteorologist,  scientist, inventor, musician, librarian, humorist, economist, philanthropist,  philosopher, diplomat, and statesman. He puts most of today’s government “leaders” and statesmen to shame as they are mostly nothing more than lawyers and fundraisers.

In an age where political midgets and other ignoramuses suggest the Constitution is outdated and no longer relevant we have more reason than usual to be concerned with Franklin’s warning to Mrs. Powel:


In honor of his birthday I propose we dedicate the year to taking the Benjamin Franklin challenge, and try our best to keep this Republic that was carefully crafted and designed – some say guided by the hand of God.This will be no meager challenge as we have to contend with the likes of Beto O’Rourke and his ilk who consider the U.S. an “empire” that has grown beyond the controls of the Constitution.

"Can an empire like ours with military presence in over 170 countries around the globe, with trading relationships...and security agreements in every continent, can it still be managed by the same principles that were set down 230-plus years ago?" - The Blaze

In many ways his comment is helpful; it solidifies the otherwise seemingly suicidal policies and positions of the new lot of Democrat-Socialists.

In order to preserve Franklin’s conclusion about the sun carved into George Washington’s chair at the Constitutional Convention we must be very diligent indeed.

Sun-Rising Washington's Chair

“I have often… in the course of the session… looked at that sun behind the President without being able to tell whether it was rising or setting. But now at length, I have the happiness to know it is a rising and not a setting sun.” – Benjamin Franklin