Thursday, December 10, 2009

Food for Thought

"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." - From his final address at the Constitutional Convention
Ben Franklin

Cue Dick Cheney and Sarah Palin....

Heard this in an interview with Jay Parini on Onpoint this morning. This book will be on my xmas list.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yeah, but the dude insisted on pronouncing WEB DuBois as doo-bwah.
Couldn't take anything he said seriously after that.