"... the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic government..."

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Scataphagos, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. From Ed Steer.....

    "... I agree to this Constitution with all its faults, if they are such, because I think a general government necessary for us, and there is no form of government but what may be a blessing to the people if well administered, and believe further that this is likely to be well administered for a course of years, and can only end in despotism, as other forms have done before it, when the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic government, being incapable of any other...."

    - Benjamin Franklin... from his speech on the last day of the Constitutional Convention in 1787