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...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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-11-07
News
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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2013-10-22/a-rocky-future
Opinion
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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/schools/2013-10-06-1
Schools
Second Amendment must be protected

...Americans must draw the line; we must fight against this ridiculous idea that we can trade freedom for safety. Benjamin Franklin once said, 'They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2012-08-09/second-amendment-must-be-protecte
Opinion

...the mainstay of the gardens and nursery, but exotics also were grown. Soybeans, for example, from seeds sent by Benjamin Franklin. Ben was thoughtful enough to include a recipe for tofu, as well.Another plant from China, a gingko tree, was...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/lee-reich/2012-10-03
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...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/022207/letters_20070222005.shtml
Letters
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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/religion/2011-07-01/tell-me-something-good
Religion
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...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/070309/rel_356697415.shtml
Refuge notebook: Springing ahead - what clocks and plants have in common

Benjamin Franklin's original daylight saving concept centered around the idea that humans could be more productive if only we had more daylight...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2013-03-21/refuge-notebook-springing-ahead-
Outdoors
'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...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/010810/let_495733697.shtml
Letters

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