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Posts from Clarence Wilson, Philadelphia, PA

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Clarence Wilson, Philadelphia, PA

@ Vanroose, NYC You're criticism of Wilson's use of the word 'licentiousness' has no basis in merit. There are 3 listings for this word on Google's dictionary: 1. sexually unrestrained; lascivious; libertine; lewd. 2. unrestrained by law or general morality; lawless; immoral. 3. going beyond customary or proper bounds or limits; disregarding rules Commonly speaking in 18th Century America certainly is different than that of today. It makes perfect sense for Wilson to use the word 'licentiousness' when applying the second & third definitions. In reality, I doubt 'sex' had anything to do with it. Furthermore, most of his fellow delegates at the Constitutional Convention of 1787 considered James Wilson to be the "most learned" of ALL the delegates, and Wilson certainly had a higher education than his peers. He taught Latin and later founded the first Law School in the nation at the College of Phila.. which is now the Uni. of PA. Wilson also is 'the true architect of the constitution as opposed to Madison. Chief Justice John Marshall INTERPRETED what Wilson had penned in ink regarding the Judicial Branch and the Law. Wilson's lectures on the law were attended by many of the founding fathers, including Washington, who asked Wilson to mentor his nephew Bushrod Washington, who replaced Wilson on the Supreme Court when Wilson died. These are the facts, and they are undisputed. You stated you've 'researched' before, but I don't know where you got your information. I just wanted to clarify for the readers. Thanks.

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