•God had an important role in the Constitution as well.
Benjamin Franklin believed it impossible to write a constitution without
divine intervention. When the delegates reached an impasse in formulating
the Constitution, Benjamin Franklin declared that divine help should
be sought before each day’s assembly. He said “that without His concurring aid we shall
succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel.” He also said that “[W]ithout His concurring aid…we ourselves shall
become a reproach and a byword down to future ages.” Benjamin Franklin believed that the
creation of this new government was completely in vain if it was not divinely influenced. He stated
that without God’s influence, they would become a mere disgrace to future generations.