Consider a thought experiment

2 posts / 0 new
Last post
Vincent Paul Tran1's picture
Consider a thought experiment

Consider a thought experiment : Imagine, that during the American war of independence, France, along with providing military aid, dictated the form of government for the former colonies. What do you expect would be the reaction from the inhabitants of the colonies?

Subscription Note: 

Choosing to subscribe to this topic will automatically register you for email notifications for comments and updates on this thread.

Email notifications will be sent out daily by default unless specified otherwise on your account which you can edit by going to your userpage here and clicking on the subscriptions tab.

chimp3's picture
Benjamin Franklin would have

Benjamin Franklin would have had to flirt even harder with the women of France . He may have had to update the treaty between himself and one lovely lass:

Articles for a Treaty of Peace with Madame Brillon
Passy, July 27.

There shall be eternal Peace, Friendship & Love, between Madame
B. and Mr F.
...In order to maintain the same inviolably, Made B. on her Part
stipulates and agrees, that Mr F. shall come to her whenever she
sends for him.
ART. 3.
That he shall stay with her as long as she pleases.
ART. 4.
That when he is with her, he shall be oblig'd to drink Tea,
play Chess, hear Musick; or do any other thing that she requires of
ART. 5.
And that he shall love no other Woman but herself. Ben Franklin and the Ladies of Paris
ART. 6.
And the said Mr F. on his part stipulates and agrees, that he
will go away from M. B.'s whenever he pleases.
ART. 7.
That he will stay away as long as he pleases.
ART. 8.
That when he is with her, he will do what he pleases.
ART. 9.
And that he will love any other Woman as far as he finds her
Let me know what you think of these Preliminaries. To me they
seem to express the true Meaning and Intention of each Party more
plainly than most Treaties. -- I shall insist pretty strongly on the
eighth Article, tho' without much Hope of your Consent to it; and on
the ninth also, tho I despair of ever finding any other Woman that I
could love with equal Tenderness: being ever, my dear dear Friend,

Yours most sincerely

Donating = Loving

Heart Icon

Bringing you atheist articles and building active godless communities takes hundreds of hours and resources each month. If you find any joy or stimulation at Atheist Republic, please consider becoming a Supporting Member with a recurring monthly donation of your choosing, between a cup of tea and a good dinner.

Or make a one-time donation in any amount.