Benjamin Franklins Two Cents
I do not assume to know the mind of the great thinkers of this countries past. I only take what lesson they leave in their writings.
“When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic” … Benjamin Franklin
Citizens United … “Corporations are People” …. Pick a candidate like puppy at the pet store and train it to do tricks
Special Interest Lobbiests … Grease the right palm and the contracts fall like rain about you and your “enemies” get blockade after blockade thrown in their paths through discriminatory and restrictive regulation that serves the Lobby group while denying everyone else
Corrupt Unions, False front Political think tanks…intimidate, influence or just plain Con people to vote for your “Patsy” Politition and rake in the money from contracts, weakened or repealed regulation, outsourcing, clear cutting, strip mining …“A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges” … Benjamin Franklin
LGBT ignored when not being accused of a “Hidden Agenda”
Women …given “lip service” yet still can’t get equal pay while fighting to protect their right to their own bodies
The Poor and Underprivileged …nothing more than poster children for pet community projects that are de-funded and left on the shelf after winning an election ..
I could go on and on but if you don’t see it I can’t Make you see it.
Thousands of day to day examples of how these two quotes were frighteningly prescient if you just look around you.
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