‘Is it probable that an empire can rise…’

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Here’s an example of the assumption of and quest for empire in the early days. Benjamin Franklin exhorted the Consitutional Convention to prayer in its search for a constitution. He bemoaned being “divided by our little partial local interests…” He asked “And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his [God's] notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid?” (Thanks to Lt. Col. Jim Robideau, USA (Ret.) and a Mises University alum in 2010.)

11:28 am on November 2, 2012