All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing -
Edmund Burke, Irish orator (1729 - 1797)
"Our country could be considered, at least in part, authoritarian. Americans often proclaim our nation as a symbol of freedom to the world while dismissing nations such as Cuba and China as categorically unfree. Yet, objectively, we may be only half right. Those countries do lack basic individual rights such as due process, placing them outside any reasonable definition of 'free', but the United States now has much more in common with such regimes than anyone may like to admit."
One of the Founders, a signer of the Constitution, was Benjamin Franklin. When asked by an interested citizen outside of convention hall in Philadelphia what type of government the new country would have, Franklin replied, "Well, it's a republic - if you can keep it." Turley makes a strong case that the Republic of which Franklin spoke is in grave danger.
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