Friday, April 10, 2009

He Got The Political Problems Right

xkcd on time travel:

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It's hard to blame Franklin for getting that one wrong. He gave the future this quote, which seems particularly apt these days, when asked what the Constitutional convention had produced:

A republic, if you can keep it.

That should have been all the wisdom we inhabitants of the future needed.


Dana Hunter said...

Poor Ben. I'm not sure he'd be laughing or screaming at the state of the country today. At least I know who he'd be with: total DFH, he was.

All those idiots who worship the Founders would be calling them pinko sociocommiefascists were they around today.

Cujo359 said...

Franklin was an original. He was a big factor getting the printing business going in the U.S. He used to import new presses and sell his slightly used ones at a reduced rate to up-and-coming publishers.

While I'm not sure how they'd view all the Founders, the right certainly would have accused Franklin of being a DFH.