Franklin’s wisdom for US: Beware of hypocrites under the religious banner.
Franklin wrote this piece under his pseudonym Silence Dogood. He begins his letter to the editor with a bang. We should be reminded that Franklin wrote this in 1722.
Franklin ends the piece by quoting another author:
Franklin’s call to action for US: Expose hypocrites. Do not vote for hypocrites.
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“And here the clergy are in great danger of being deceived, and the people of being deceived by the clergy, until the monster arrives to such power and wealth, that he is out of the reach of both, and can oppress the people without their own blind assistance. And it is a sad observation, that when the people too late see their error, yet the clergy still persist in their encomiums on the hypocrite.”