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  •  You're commenting from an odd viewpoint (17+ / 0-)

    which is very hard to understand.

    First of all, Ben Franklin was not a superstitious person.  Perhaps you are projecting events regarding "witches" from another location entirely, involving totally different people, and ~100 years prior to Ben Franklin with Ben Franklin's actual life.

    In other words, you are making statements from an obvious lack of knowledge about the person you would accuse of believing in "witches."

    Secondly, you're projecting current knowledge backwards onto people who couldn't have had any way of knowing any different. Medical science took great leaps forward in the late 1800s and early 1900s.  

    "Ridiculous" would be if current day medical knowledge were available in 1776, but it was disregarded in favor of superstition. That was not the case with Washington who was simply following the best practices of the day.

    Of all the founders, Ben Franklin would have most likely readily grasped explanations about modern technology.

    And far from "primitives," the Founders were far more advanced philosophically, and arguably morally and ethically than our modern day politicians. Various Founders held opposing and varying opinions and political stances, but they understood the good of the nation and the reality that every single viewpoint couldn't rule they day, thus they repeatedly came to compromises.  Again, they did so because they put the nation above personal issues.

    "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

    by YucatanMan on Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 10:18:47 AM PDT

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