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Which Founding Father Stands Out As The Most Influential?

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I'm very grateful for our Founding Fathers and the legacy they left for their posterity (and ours). Where would we be if they hadn't left us the Constitution and all of their speeches, letters, essays, and thoughts? Not all of them agreed on all things and there were serious debates in the early days of the founding of the USA but all of them agreed that King George was a tyrannical despot. And they all agreed that natural born men were endowed with unalienable rights and liberties. Thank God for the dedication, faith, courage, perseverance, intelligence, wisdom, and forethought of these legendary men.

Although there were a good many great men who contributed to our nation's founding there are certain names that stand out. I'll post 11 names in the poll and add "other" to the list. The poll will allow two votes.
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All of them had good qualities, but I'm going with Ben Franklin because when I read his biography -- and particularly his autobiography -- he wasn't afraid to keep examining himself as well as others. He made a plan he felt would make him the best person possible, then tried (and failed at times) to live up to it. Highly recommend his autobiography to anyone who's not afraid of old language simply for the challenge of examining yourself this way and being able to not only admit your faults, but try diligently to correct them. His plan is one of the most effective "self help" programs I've ever seen. And he had a sense of humor, which Heaven knows we need right now.
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