Who can deny but the president general will be a king to all intents and purposes, and one of the most dangerous kind too; a king elected to command a standing army.... The President- general, who is to be our king after this government is established, is vested with powers exceeding those of the most despotic monarch we know of in modern times.... I challenge the politicians of the whole continent to find in any period of history a monarch more absolute....
Thus spake "one of the Anti-Federalists who warned in 1787-88 that the proposed Constitution would centralize power to an appalling degree, particularly in the executive branch," quoted by Sheldon Richman — Emperor Obama
. "The Anti-Federalists saw it coming. We can’t say we weren’t warned."
Labels: America the Beautiful, American History, Militarism, Republic Not Empire, War and Rumors of War