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Famous British Historian Claims Benjamin Franklin Was A British Spy

By Richard Deacon, author of "A History of the British Secret Service," as told to Tom McMorrow.

(Originally published in Argosy magazine, July 1970, pp. 34 ff).

England’s infamous Hell-Fire club, a band of orgy-loving rakes, doubled as the center of British espionage during the American Revolution. According to the author’s evidence, Franklin was a member in good standing known to the British Secret Service as "Agent No. 72."

IF GEORGE WASHINGTON was the father of our country, Benjamin Franklin is at least entitled to be considered its uncle. Every family has its grand old Uncle Ben – not stern and austere like Father George, but a puckish old knee dandler who invents things, has traveled to exotic lands and is whimsically wise in counsel.

Such is the image of Benjamin Franklin, statesman, philosopher, scientist and framer of our Declaration of Independence. As portrayed on the Broadway stage in the inspired musical drama, "1776," he wins ovations at every performance and sends the audience home feeling warmed and re-Americanized.

And if, in his vintage years, this colorful old uncle entertained a grand-nephew or grand-niece with tall tales of the days when he was Agent 72 of the British Secret Service, how they must have goggled and gasped.

read more http://msuweb.montclair.edu/~furrg/fc/deacononfranklin.html

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And Jefferson was really a spy for the French

while Adams was trying to set himself up as Supreme Monarch of the United States.
Ooops, that second bit was true when one considers the Alien and Seditions Act.

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
James Madison

He was definitely one of the

He was definitely one of the most conservative (classical conservative vs classical liberal) of the founders. He strongly disapproved of the Tea Party, advocated a North American central government in the 1760s with it's highest offices appointed by the throne, loved fiat currency, derailed a lot of Pennsylvania's support for resistance against England in the years running up to the Revolution....

"You must be frank with the world; frankness is the child of honesty and courage...Never do anything wrong to make a friend or keep one...Above all do not appear to others what you are not" - Robert E. Lee, CSA

Well, whether he was

a british agent or not, he signed the declaration of independence, and that would seem as though if he was a british agent, he must have been stealing information from them <=== see I can come up with wide theories as well ;)

“When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.” – Dresden James