Who do you think said this to the 1787 Constitutional Congress?
I have lived,Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth- that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? We have been assured, Sir, in the sacred writings, that "except the Lord build the House they labor in vain that build it." I firmly believe this; and I also believe that without His concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better than the Builders of Babel. ----- Who said it?
Benjamin Franklin made this statement, as a motion to request that the assembly engage in a prayer to implore heavenly assistance in their deliberations. The motion caused an apprehensive reaction in some of the assembly members, and the assembly was adjourned before the motion could be voted on.
I agree with Richard completely regarding his answer. The Constitutional Congress was a mixed lot. Franklin, being the elder statesman sought to bring some sense of cooperation to the proceedings.
I think it was Franklin. He had the gift to say thins that were deep, yet to the point.. He was an elder statesman, who could make a statement like this.
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