Benjamin Franklin's On The Faults Of The Constitution

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“On the Faults of the Constitution” was a speech written by Benjamin Franklin to try to explain the weaknesses of the Constitution. In his speech, he states some of things about the Constitution that he believed were weak, but I also realized that he also started to point out certain strengths in the Constitution. In certain parts of the speech, the beginning, Benjamin Franklin basically explains how the Constitution is not really good, that it is bad and tries to explain the weaknesses, but towards the end, Benjamin Franklin’s viewpoint goes off of what he wanted to first state. In the beginning of his speech, Benjamin Franklin says, “I confess that I do not entirely approve of this Constitution at present; but, sir, I am not sure I shall never approve of it, 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.” In this sentence, he basically proclaims that the Constitution isn’t exactly something that he approves of or ever will because it doesn’t really include every person’s input and opinion so it is only based off of what the men who meet, to make the Constitution, said. He also says that before, …show more content…

Benjamin Franklin probably included that sentence to show how bias some of those men could have been, and thought that it was wrong to not let everyone could their own beliefs, opinions, and that they should all have an input no matter

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