When Benjamin Franklin addressed the Constitutional Convention, he certainly knew about the heart of man (sinful) and he was skeptical about h0w long our Constitutional Republic would remain intact.
Here is part of his speech:
«In these sentiments, Sir, 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 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 despotic Government, being incapable of any other. I doubt too whether any other Convention we can obtain, may be able to make a better Constitution.»
Would it surprise Franklin that our…
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