from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:
A growing number of Americans, it seems, are surprised at how fast we are descending from a free and liberty-loving society to one that gives every appearance of emulating any one of many failed socialist/communist states.
But still most cling to the idea that this can never happen here – right? Of course not – although, for example, not too long ago Venezuela was one of the most prosperous nations on Earth. But hey – as the saying goes – they just haven’t done socialism/communism right. Seems no one has.
For years we conservatives complained about Obama – that he was a lawless president, he was despotic, that we’ve never seen anyone like him. How did he ever get elected?
But then came 2020 and a plethora of Democratic candidates. And we asked how any of this crop of leftist radicals could ever become president. Yet here we are.
How did we end up here? How could this happen in America?
Well, if one is a student of history, one would know that it began with a 232-year-old prediction.
It was Monday, Sept. 17, 1787, the last day of the Constitutional Convention, and Ben Franklin had prepared his final remarks. Too weak to actually give the speech himself, he had fellow Pennsylvanian James Wilson deliver it for him.
Within those remarks was this: “I think a general government necessary for us, and there is no form of government but that 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.”