Benjamin Franklin’s words ring true today

Published 6:38 pm Tuesday, March 3, 2020

It has been my pleasure in life to have been able to read the history of our country and to compare what has happened before to what is happening now.

We have come a long way since our country was formed and I would like to quote from a speech at the Constitutional Convention in May 1787 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by the wise Dr. Benjamin Franklin: “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 further that this is likely to be 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.”

Does this not ring true today? We are faced with a decision in November to vote in socialism with a leader whose agents and representatives have stated that in his new administration there will be gulags set up for everyone who opposed him, and all the screaming liberals will be killed off as well. I realized the Democrat is no longer taking on political treatises but I consider this to be an interesting revelation from our past.

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Andrew Peabody,

A Natchez resident