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Benjamin Franklin

‘This is likely to be administered for a course of years and then end in despotism... when the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic government, being incapable of any other.’

‘This is likely to be administered for a course of years and then end in despotism... when the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic government, being incapable of any other.’

Benjamin Franklin, one of the founders of the United States, talking to delegates about the proposed US Constitution prior to the final vote.