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combating liberalism and other childish notions


Posted by Andrew Roman on September 17, 2009

It was two-hundred twenty-two years ago today that the delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia met to sign the document they spent almost four months debating and creating.

As it was being signed, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania took occassion to comment on something that had held his attention throughout the duration of the Constututional Convention. It was the image of a half-sun, painted on the back of George Washington’s chair.

Said Franklin:

I have often in the course of that session, looked at the sun behind the president without being able to tell whether it was rising or setting. Now at length I have the happiness to know that it is indeed a rising and not a setting sun.”





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