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" Thus I consent, Sir, to this Constitution, because I expect no better, and because I am not sure that it is not the best. "
Annual Report of the American Bar Association: Including Proceedings of the ... - 256. lappuse
autors: American Bar Association - 1900
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Roots of the Republic: American Founding Documents Interpreted

Stephen L. Schechter - 1990 - 464 lapas
...as it does; and I think it will astonish our enemies. . . . Thus I consent, Sir, to the Constitution because I expect no better, and because I am not sure, that it is not the best. Max Farrand, ed., Records of the Federal Convention 0/1787, rev. ed., 4 vols. (New Haven, Conn., 1987),...
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The U.S. Constitution for Everyone: Features All 27 Amendments

Jerome B. Agel, Mort Gerberg - 1991 - 64 lapas
...subjects, which I once thought right, but I found to be otherwise ... I consent, Sir, to this Constitution, because I expect no better, and because I am not sure that it is not the best." an independent Tennessee Senator\)he became the subject of the united states first impeacnment trial,...
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The Land of Fair Play: American Civics from a Christian Perspective

Geoffrey Parsons, Christian Liberty Press - 1994 - 180 lapas
...judgment, and to pay more respect to the judgment of others. Thus I consent, sir, to this Constitution, because I expect no better, and because I am not sure that it is not the best. . . I hope, therefore, that for our own sakes, as a part of the people, and for the sake of posterity,...
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Science and the Founding Fathers: Science in the Political Thought of ...

I. Bernard Cohen - 1997 - 368 lapas
...importance of adopting "a general Government" at that time, he declared his consent "to this Constitution, because I expect no better, and because I am not sure that it is not the best." Although there is no direct evidence, I believe that for Franklin one of the important features of...
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The Republic of Letters: The Correspondence Between Thomas Jefferson and ...

Thomas Jefferson, James Madison - 1995 - 2073 lapas
.... . . until the new one may take its place." Like Benjamin Franklin, who supported the Constitution "because I expect no better, and because I am not sure, that it is not the best,"52 Madison quickly embraced the Constitution designed to create a more perfect Union. Three weeks...
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John Marshall: Definer of a Nation

Jean Edward Smith - 1998 - 800 lapas
...confidence to hear that our councils are confounded. . . . Thus I consent, Sir, to this Constitution because I expect no better, and because I am not sure that it is not the best." Madison, in transmitting the draft Constitution to the Continental Congress, wrote that "In all our...
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Recovering Benjamin Franklin: An Exploration of a Life of Science and Service

James Campbell - 1999 - 302 lapas
...desperate need for a "general Government." Thus, when Franklin asserts that he accepts the Constitution "because I expect no better, and because I am not sure that it is not the best" (W9:607-8), he is asserting a kind of democratic fallibilism that anticipates the advance of the common...
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The End of Kings: A History of Republics and Republicans

William R. Everdell - 2000 - 388 lapas
...Addressing the Convention as it prepared to adjourn, he wrote, "I consent, Sir, to this Constitution because I expect no better, and because I am not sure that it is not the best." 24 He knew it would, like a child, take on a history independent of its makers. It was designed, all...
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Myths in Stone: Religious Dimensions of Washington, D.C., 3. daļa

Jeffrey F. Meyer - 2001 - 354 lapas
...the document itself. Even here, Franklin expresses his hope for the ratification of the Constitution "because I expect no better, and because I am not sure that it is not the best." Hardly a ringing endorsement, yet it probably reflects the feelings of most of the delegates — as...
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Native Pragmatism: Rethinking the Roots of American Philosophy

Scott L. Pratt - 2002 - 336 lapas
...willingness to acknowledge one's own limitations. "Thus I consent," he says, "to this Constitution because I expect no better, and because I am not sure that it is not the best" (Franklin 1987, 1140). that at once acknowledges and engages the beliefs of others while still recognizing...
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