Robert Palmer
The Power Station Some Like It Hot!
Madeleine Belle Fire Dare Devil Entrepreneur, Publisher

hot: having a degree of heat or a high temperature

tyrant: a cruel oppressive ruler; an absolute ruler unrestrained by law or constitution who exercises harsh use of authority.

American Revolutionaries grew tired of the king's dictator rule. They turned up the heat and separated from Great Britain. Then these same rebels, founders of our nation and democracy, created The Constitution of the United States and so declared their freedom and formed a government; of the people, by the people and for the people. Literacy was a deciding factor as Philadelphia had already become a major center for publishing and printing books.

Philadelphia, the capital of the American Revolution. The heart of a fire against tyranny. A passion for civil responsibility. A profound celebration of art, theatre, dance, architecture, science, politics, community resolve and a center for education.

Abigail Adams                    John Hancock

John Adams                        Patrick Henry

John Quincy Adams           Alexander Hamilton

Samuel Adams                    Thomas Jefferson

Alexander Hamilton           James Madison

George Washington

Benjamin Franklin

Philadelphia, born from a political crucible of revolution burning at high temperatures to form the new democracy. Passion and fury against the tyrant across the ocean.

These are just a few of the great Americans from Philadelphia's enormous political history. Certainly it takes great courage to stand up to a dictatorship with the possibility that it does not work and brings sobering actions of punishment for treason. The Constitution of the United States is the template for democracy and the free world. Robert Palmer's song puts it well when you are risking your life:  "FEEL THE HEAT, BURNING YOU UP READY OR NOT! SOME LIKE IT HOT..."

Silence Dogood, a.k.a. Benjamin Franklin discovered electricity June 1752. Franklin was a truly great American Renaissance man. Driven by an inquisitive soul defying danger his entire life, Benjamin Franklin risked getting zapped by lightning to prove its existence and harness the natural force for the benefit of all life. If you consider for one moment what this day to day existence would be like without power, it puts the bold brash daring discovery into clear focus.
May 1752, Marly-la-ville, France - Franklin experiments with conductive rods to send lightning into a leyden jar.  August 1753, Saint Petersburg, Russia - George Wilhelm Richman is killed replicating Franklin's scientific procedure. Richman was thought to be killed by 'ball lightning'; a big spherical blast of electricity. We know little about this dangerous, electric flying ball because it is a rare occurrence.
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