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Cal Thomas: Flunking civics should not be an option

...elections."At the conclusion of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia reportedly asked Benjamin Franklin, "Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?" Franklin responded, "A republic, if you can...
What others say: An ounce of prevention

...future as gas pipelines, oil prices, roads and dams.Erin's Law prevents future abuse through education, and as Benjamin Franklin famously said, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."If lawmakers are serious about protecting Alaska's...
A rocky future

...are destroying the 226-year-old vision set forth by the designers of our Constitution. One of the framers was Benjamin Franklin, of course, who also helped draft that other precious document, our Declaration of Independence. At its signing...
Doing good deeds for others improve self, outlook on life

...noblest reasons to serve are out of love or in search of friendship. Service is taken to a new level with the "Benjamin Franklin method". It's rumored that Franklin asked to borrow a book from a man who did not think highly of him. When...

...centuries to an ancient Indian war game, but evolved into the game it is today by 1475, Ricketts said."In 1779, Benjamin Franklin wrote that playing this game inspires habits of foresight, circumspection and caution, all important traits in...
Founding fathers were strong Christians

...Sparrow cannot fall to the Ground without his Notice, is it probable that an Empire can rise without his Aid?? Benjamin Franklin, 1787, Motion for Prayers in the Constitutional Convention Thomas Jefferson did indeed own a copy of the Koran...
Tell me something good about America

...the cause may be ? please tell me something good about my country.Tell me about Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman and Robert Livingston being appointed by the Continental Congress to write the Declaration of Independence...
4th of July time to remember how U.S. was founded

...into existence and the need for God that the Founders recognized they had in order to bring about a new country. Benjamin Franklin, at eighty-one years old, addressed the Constitutional Convention in 1787 as they were struggling to write the...
'We the People' understand our responsibilities

...responsible for their safety, freedoms and liberties, they will give up everything for the illusion of safety. Benjamin Franklin said it best: "Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither...
Take a tip from Ben Franklin

...and enormous salaries or pensions, as in some countries, there is no triguing or bribing for elections." -- Benjamin Franklin, letter to George Whatley, 1785. We have come a long, long way from this mind set. The only way to remove special...


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