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What do jews think of this quote by Ben Franklin?

What do jews think of this quote by Ben Franklin? Topic: Asia research institute
June 17, 2019 / By Caleb
Question: "IN WHATEVER COUNTRY JEWS HAVE SETTLED IN ANY GREAT NUMBERS, THEY HAVE LOWERED ITS MORAL TONE; depreciated its commercial integrity; have segregated themselves and have not been assimilated; HAVE SNEERED AT AND TRIED TO UNDERMINE THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION UPON WHICH THAT NATION IS FOUNDED by objecting to its restrictions; have built up a state within a state; and when opposed have tried to strangle that country to death financially, as in the case of Spain and Portugal. For over 1700 years the Jews have been bewailing their sad fate in that they have been exiled from their homeland, they call Palestine. But, Gentlemen, SHOULD THE WORLD TODAY GIVE IT TO THEM IN FEE SIMPLE, THEY WOULD AT ONCE FIND SOME COGENT REASON FOR NOT RETURNING. Why? BECAUSE THEY ARE VAMPIRES, ANDVAMPIRES DO NOT LIVE ON VAMPIRES. THEY CANNOT LIVE ONLY AMONG THEMSELVES. THEY MUST SUBSIST ON CHRISTIANS AND OTHER PEOPLE NOT OF THEIR RACE. If you do not exclude them from these United States, in this Constitution in less than 200 years THEY WILL HAVE SWARMED IN SUCH GREAT NUMBERS THAT THEY WILL DOMINATE AND DEVOUR THE LAND, AND CHANGE OUR FORM OF GOVERNMENT [which they have done they have changed it from a Republic to a Democracy], for which we Americans have shed our blood, given our lives, our substance and jeopardized our liberty. If you do not exclude them, in less than 200 years OUR DESCENDANTS WILL BE WORKING IN THE FIELDS TO FURNISH THEM SUSTENANCE, WHILE THEY WILL BE IN THE COUNTING HOUSES RUBBING THEIR HANDS. I warn you, Gentlemen, if you do not exclude the Jews for all time, your children will curse you in your graves. Jews, Gentlemen, are Asiatics; let them be born where they will, or how many generations they are away from Asia, they will never be otherwise. THEIR IDEAS DO NOT CONFORM TO AN AMERICAN'S, AND WILL NOT EVEN THOUGH THEY LIVE AMONG US TEN GENERATIONS. A LEOPARD CANNOT CHANGE ITS SPOTS. JEWS ARE ASIATICS, THEY ARE A MENACE TO THIS COUNTRY IF PERMITTED ENTRANCE and should be excluded by this Constitution." (by Benjamin Franklin, who was one of the six founding fathers designated to draw up The Declaration of Independence. He spoke before the Constitutional Congress in May 1787, and asked that Jews be barred from immigrating to America. The above are his exact words as quoted from the diary of General Charles Pickney of Charleston, S.C.).
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Alford Alford | 1 day ago
Knowledgable Jews, like all other knowledgable historians, know that the so-called "Franklin Prophecy" is a forgery. Franklin never said any of this. The entire "speech" was made up of whole cloth in the early 1930s by Jew-baiters and published by a bigot who was later covicted of sedition. The purported Pinckney Diary does not exist - although some claim it is in the hands of the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, the Institute itself has denied this repeatedly. Don't believe everything you read - research it and find out for yourself.
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Alford Originally Answered: How to quote a source that starts with a quote?
An apostrophe (') is used for quotes within quotes, at least for the United States (standards are different for different countries). Ex: "John F. Kennedy once said 'Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.'" Notice that, while the entire sentence itself is in regular quotation marks, the quote within the sentence is encased in apostrophes.

Tammy Tammy
The "Franklin Prophecy" was invented by Nazi supporter Willam Dudley Pelley, in the 1930s. The REAL Franklin contributed to both of Philadelphia's temporary synagogues, was the single largest contributor to Philadelphia's first permanent synagogue and - at Franklin's request - both of Philadelphia's rabbis LED the procession of clergy at his funeral
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Rhonda Rhonda
Anyone, Jew or Gentile, with a few brains, should realise the quotation is spurious i.e. fake. Franklin was a man of the eighteenth century and just didn't write like that. It was made up about 1920 I believe.
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Millicent Millicent
This Site Might Help You. RE: What do jews think of this quote by Ben Franklin? "IN WHATEVER COUNTRY JEWS HAVE SETTLED IN ANY GREAT NUMBERS, THEY HAVE LOWERED ITS MORAL TONE; depreciated its commercial integrity; have segregated themselves and have not been assimilated; HAVE SNEERED AT AND TRIED TO UNDERMINE THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION UPON WHICH THAT NATION IS FOUNDED ...
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Lili Lili
What do black people think of Wilson? What do Native American's think of Columbus? These questions are ridiculous. I'm Jewish. I recognize that most American History classes tries to hide the skeletons in the closet of every influential leader, no matter how efficient or effective. What everyone must remember is that every leader, whether he be Franklin, Lincoln, Roosevelt; they are human. They had their flaws. Maybe if Franklin was alive right now, I wouldn't want to be his best friend, but I'm not going to focus on his bigotry and ignore the good he did. I also won't pretend he was a perfect person. It works both ways.
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Lili Originally Answered: What did your parents tell you about Jews?
I grew up in a city, near NYC, with a large Jewish population. I went to Catholic grammar school with nuns & public high school with many Jewish students who were some of the smartest, most active (not sports) & well-to-do students. All in the college prep curriculum. Most of the doctors, dentists, lawyers & businessmen in town were Jewish. The nuns never said anything bad about Jews & emphasized that Jesus was a Jew. My friends were not anti-Semitic & though I knew of it happening, it really didn’t in my childhood. My mom was a widow & we lived with my grandfather who was born in Germany. He hated Hitler & was ashamed of what had happened there but not ashamed of being German. We discussed the Nazis but not the Jews specifically. My mom encouraged me to go to college ( I would have been the first in my immediate family) and she always used the Jews as models of people who had come to America poor but worked very hard to educate their children because then they would have better lives, homes and jobs. I had many Jewish male & female friends during H.S.. The attitude fostered by my mom & grandfather was admiration of the Jews for their success in education & professions. When we knew of the atrocities, besides horror there was sympathy for what had happened. I had an interest in the history of the Jews and read many, books even popular fiction like Trinity, Exodus, The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit (movie with Gregory Peck), so I know of the Pogroms in Europe, Russia and of the anti-Semitic ideas that were characterizations found in rumors, cartoons, books, papers, etc. Therefore, I know of what you are asking and I believe the anti=Semitic feelings were found more in small towns in the South, Mid-West, New England where there were none or few Jewish people. Remember when WWII started, most of our soldiers had never even traveled to another state before being sent to Europe, Asia & other parts of the world. Most were from small towns, farms and scarcely populated areas in the US. What they saw in Germany, Poland & Japanese camps changed them forever. It’s hard to find good in something so evil but it was an education for the world to see what can happen when extreme prejudice that derives from ignorance causes humans to turn such evil on others. The Middle-East is a current area where that hatred born of ignorance, cultivated by more ignorance, hatred, need for power, corruption and the need to have a scapegoat to blame for their own miserable existence.

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