Benjamin Franklins income tripled during the revoloutionary war.
Perhaps we have not drifted from our founding fathers morals as much as we thought?
Of all our founding fathers Franklin is my favorite.
I've been harping on my wife that she needs to read more. If for nothing else to grow as a person. So a few weeks back sure purchased a copy of Franklins Autobiography on her Kindle. What surprized me is that my wife is for SE Asia, and isn't really into history. I asked her why she chose that book and she said that she had seen him on programs about American history and he seemed like an interestin person.
What surprised me even further is that she really got into the book.
Last edited by Mott the Hoople; 07-04-2012 at 06:24 PM.
what is your point occupant?
Most of the signers did not make out well during the Revolution financially. Franklin only would have done well because his most steady source of income was in journalism and writing, and the war game him important government positions, as well as the opportunity to write a lot more.
"It [the draft] is duty rather than slavery. I part with the author on the caviler idea that individual freedom (whatever that may be to the person) leads to nirvana, anyone older that 12 knows that is BS."
-Midcan5 (liberals on freedom)
"Allow me to masturbate my patriotism furiously and publicly at this opportunity."
-Ib1yysguy (liberals on honoring fallen soldiers)
"There is no 'equal opportunity' today unless the government makes it so."
-apple0154 (liberals on constitutionalism)
Paul Revere made out well. He sold copper for ships and such.
“When Kepler found his long-cherished belief did not agree with the most precise observation, he accepted the uncomfortable fact. He preferred the hard truth to his dearest illusions; that is the heart of science.” -Carl Sagan
Atheism is not a religion. It is a personal relationship with reality.
Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States" details how the founders were looking to serve their own elitist, moneyed interests from the very beginning. However, they knew that achieving prosperity required compliance from the masses, whose compliance hinged on the better life they had as a result of the founders' vision.