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Did the Framers of the Constitution believe it was the greatest achievement of mankind or the best they could do under the circumstances?



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One view in particular was expressed by Founding Father Benjamin Franklin. When asked by a citizen what type of government the Framers had created, his answer was: A republic, if you can keep it".

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I think the latter view sums up their opinions very well. It has taken the test of centuries for the constitution to be recognized for the great work that it is. Michael Montagne