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Ben Franklin: Founding Father and Swinger

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Ben Franklin: Founding Father and Swinger


By Harmon Leon
To many, Ben Franklin is known as the freaky dude who flew a kite in a rainstorm and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. But did you know he was also a Mack Daddy swinger?

It’s true. Ben Franklin loved to get his ol’ Tom Jefferson taken care of by the lovely ladies of the colonial time.

Franklin got his Franklin off at the infamous Hellfire Club, which was established throughout the U.K. and Ireland in the 18th century. Think of it sort of like the Gold Club of its day for high society gents (but long, long before the advent of the stripper pole), with excessive drinking and debauchery to be had. And bi-focaled Franklin loved the ladies. (You’d think such a brilliantly smart and perverted man like Franklin would have invented an 18th century stripper pole?)

Besides, partaking in mock religious ceremonies, the Hellfire Club was all about the orgies and prostitutes. Yes, its elite members would call each other as “Brother,” while the prostitutes were referred to as “Nuns.”

The motto of The Hellfire Club was, "fay ce que voudrais," or as it’s known in English, "Do what you will." (Perhaps that’s were Franklin came up with his famous saying, “A penny saved is a penny earned"… when bartering with hookers?)

It’s highly probable that freaky Franklin must have processed some great chat-up lines with the ladies. Here are a few that would’ve made women surely call this Founding Father “Daddy”:

“Hey! I’m soon going to be the guy whose face is on the $100 bill.”

“Who’s up for bonking the author of Poor Richard’s Almanac?”

“Let me show you how my latest invention, the urinary catheter, works.”

“I just flew a kite in an electrical storm, so let’s see if my lightening rod is charged up!”

“Do you want to sign your Hancock on my Declaration of Independence?”

Harmon Leon is freedomhaters.org