“I Alone Can Fix It” —Emperor Augustus Trumpus / “A Republic, if you can keep it” —Benjamin Franklin

October 22, 2016

Prescient statement?:

“When the problems get bad enough, as they might do with another serious terror attack, or another financial melt-down, some one person will come forward and say, Give me total power and I will solve this problem. That is how the Roman Republic fell. Augustus did not become emperor because he arrested the Roman Senate, he became emperor because he promised to solve problems that only he could solve… that is what you should worry about at night.” —Supreme Court Justice David Souter.

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