from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:
Other than Uncle Joe Biden, it seems that every other presidential candidate has crossed over from being liberal to full-blown socialist. And many on the right are surprised at this. Many seem surprised at how fast we are descending from a free and liberty-loving society to one that gives every appearance of emulating Venezuela.
But that could never happen here – right? Of course not – although 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 right. Seems no one has.
For years, we conservatives complained about Obama, saying that he was a lawless president, he was despotic, that we’ve never seen anyone like him. How did he ever get elected?
And worse, how can we see any of the current crop of leftist radicals ever becoming president?
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.”
As is always the case, virtually everything that has gone awry in this country was foretold by the founders. They weren’t soothsayers – they couldn’t see the future. What they were, were great students of history, which always repeats itself. And more, they were also astute observers of human nature, which has not and will never change.