Words of Benjamin Franklin. Looks at quotes by Benjamin Franklin and tells the reader what the qoute could mean. The quote is fully explained in three parts.

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"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters." Benjamin Franklin What Benjamin Franklin meant by this does not only apply back during his day, but it applies throughout history. This quote can apply to the history of Africa, Latin America, and Asia. To fully explain this quote, I must divide the quote into three parts: "Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom,""…

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…their master, and them will have no more freedom. Once the people realize they have no freedom, then they will rebel for their freedom, and get a new leader; however, the cycle will start over and they will get more corrupt, over and over again. I found this is very common in mostly every, if not all, countries around the world. It is a very common case, and all Benjamin Franklin did was recall history.