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Is There A Despot In Our Government?


Last updated 12/14/2020 at 2:06pm

The 1787 Convention that drafted our Constitution had completed their work. Printed copies would be circulated among the 13 states for ratification.

Benjamin Franklin spoke: “I agree with the Constitution with all its faults, if there are such. There is no form of government but what might be a blessing to the people if well administered, and I believe farther 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 a despotic government, being incapable of a...

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