taste is in the tongue of the beholder

“In these sentiments, abortion 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.”

Benjamin Franklin


I think Benjamin Franklin called this one in 1787. And he didn’t even know about the NSA.

The saddest part is that he noted that people will become corrupted and need a despotic government. Makes me wonder if there will be a “national emergency” to extend this administration. Maybe in reaction to Twerking and Honey Boo-boo.