Now I learn that he was a busker in his youth.
Ben Franklin, who was a busker in his early days, will be glad to see that the First Amendment still has some life in it, although it takes a street saxophonist and the ACLU to keep it going.
Recall also that he had mistresses in America, France and England; that he said "In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is Freedom, in water there is bacteria"; that he advised a young friend, in reference to sex with mature women, "in the dark all Cats are grey"; and that he wrote an essay called "Fart Proudly" (was Le Petomaine a student?).
Ben Franklin was, by far, the baddest of the founding fathers.