A good man, wise friend and BlogTalkRadio show host Tony Venuti asked this question of his listeners today..."Has America Been Had?" It got to me to thinking about a quote from Benjamin Franklin when leaving the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 after the signing of the United States Constitution. Mrs. Powell asked Mr. Franklin, "What have we got, a Republic or a Monarchy?" Ben's immediate answer..."A Republic, if you can keep it."
History is replete with warnings of the dangers of big government, YET WE IGNORE THEM EVERY TIME. Our Founding Fathers spent ELEVEN years forming the Constitution, specifically to prevent us from getting to where we are now. Keep in mind these people didn't even have electricity, yet the aforementioned Mr. Franklin warns us that he who sacrifices liberty for security shall have neither. You see, they studied history too...just not in the government-centralized educational and moral morass that we call public school.
Has America been had? Or are we reaping what we have sown?