"For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged, by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions, even on important subjects, which I once thought right but found to be otherwise."
- Benjamin Franklin
Lionizing a Founding Father is a simple task, to be sure, but Benjamin Franklin turns this process on its ear. He represents all we can be and all we should be, and likewise represents all we no longer seem to be or care to be today.
"He is worthy of admiration, which is easy, and worthy of emulation, which is not," writes William Rivers Pitt: http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/070406Z.shtml.