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July
3rd

The America they wanted; the America they got

This editorial will appear in Thursday’s print edition.

Eleven score and 17 years ago, some of the world’s greatest minds brought forth what became the world’s greatest nation.

Dare we wonder what they would think of us today?

Let’s survey the guys enshrined in our wallets: Benjamin Franklin of the $100 bill, Alexander Hamilton of the $10, Thomas Jefferson of the elusive $2 and George Washington, whose $1 note is worth less but gets around more.

So what’s their take on July 4, 2013?

Franklin’s the guy who’d feel right at home if transported to 21st-century America.

High-tech-drenched world? No

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