That was deigned for honest people with morals. Democracy never last, look at the French revolution and how that quickly devolved into revenge killing of the opposition.
The modern era has unfolded in the shadow of the French Revolution. France recently elected a communist as the new French President. And one of his first acts was to tax the rich. Hmmm sound familiar?
Our founders wanted no part of government which founded the French. They out of hand rejected it,
He saw the downfall of democracies as when people realize all they had to do was vote for what they wanted government to give them?
Here is some of his more famous Ben Franklin quotes:
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.
When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither safety nor liberty.
Never confuse motion with action.
Where liberty dwells, there is my country.
It’s for the illiterate people …
Ben Franklin knew the shortfall of pure democracies, and wanted none of it.
Note Progressives have been trying to turn America into a Democracy for 100 or more years. That’s what all the “you have a right” crap has been about.
Enter Obama… champion of the illiterate. You know, like the Obama phone lady. Brings of to this…
Is America no longer smart enough for a Republic form of government? We’ll see.