This is an article about history and false history and how both shape our laws and our cultural traditions. The article illustrates its point by focusing on a single event at the Constitutional Convention of 1787: a failed proposal by Benjamin Franklin that the Convention hire a chaplain and begin each day with a prayer.
The story of Franklin’s proposal lives on in popular and political history. ...
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Louis Sirico: "Benjamin Franklin, Prayer, and the Constitutional Convention: History as Narrative"
Apparently an entire law review/legal writing article was written on the Ben Franklin, prayer myth. See here. A taste: