Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Interesting …

The Native American Roots of the U.S. Constitution - JSTOR Daily. (Hat tip, Rus Bowden.)

Writing in 1751, Franklin argued that:

It would be a very strange Thing, if six Nations of ignorant Savages [sic] should be capable of forming a Scheme for such a Union, and be able to execute it in such a Manner as that it has subsisted Ages, and appears indissoluble; and yet a like Union should be impractical for ten or a Dozen English Colonies[…]

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