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Old January 4, 2013, 01:24 PM   #142
gc70
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Originally Posted by Don P
My thought, and I'll pose it this way, do you think they had any thought as to what the continental congress would do to this country along with the presidents, and judicial branch with the changes that have been made from where we started, or what the founders originally place on paper???
Franklin appears to have had some thoughts on the subject.

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Benjamin Franklin at the conclusion of the Constitutional Convention, September 17, 1787

... 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.
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