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Response to LongTomH (Reply #77)

Fri May 6, 2016, 03:26 PM

80. Thanks!

Franklin is a fascinating character. And I'm related to Joseph Galloway, and was raised on stories about him and Ben's trip to Ireland. As you note, the revolution didn't just happen .....and there were some definite bumps along the way. Much of our culture wants "instant" results, and the truth is that nothing of value comes fast and easy.

I think you might enjoy some of the other recent essays that I've posted on my blog -- most of them here, too. I think that we would do well to have an on-going review of that era, for it holds many lessons that apply today.

Great talking with you, and I look forward to the discussion progressing!

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