Monday, February 16, 2009

Thanks to All our Presidents...


... on this President's Day.

I find it sobering to keep in mind what Ben Franklin cautioned:

"…there is no Form of Government but what may be a Blessing to the People if well administred (sic); and I believe farther that this is likely to be well adminstred (sic) 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."             (From Benjamin Franklin: Speech in the Convention on the Constitution, unpublished, September 17, 1787)[1]

Let's all remember to participate, as fully as possible, to be sure Our Presidency does not fail as it has the past eight years.
 

[1] The Papers of Benjamin Franklin, Sponsored by The American Philosophical Society and Yale University, Digital Edition by The Packard Humanities Institute (http://franklinpapers.org/franklin/framedMorgan.jsp)

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