I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the …

I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth—that God governs in the affairs of men (Daniel 4:17,25,32; Daniel 5:21). And if a sparrow cannot fall to the Ground without his Notice, is it probable that an Empire can rise without his Aid?

—Benjamin Franklin, to Colleagues at the Constitutional Convention.

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