W.A.S.P.’s Blackie Lawless discussed U.S.A.’s democracy and why he considers it failed, during an interview with The Metal Voice.
Here’s what Lawless said:
“Well, I go back to Benjamin Franklin when the Continental Congress in the United States was trying to form this government. There’s a very famous quote that he made: A woman came up to him after they met, and she says, ‘Well, sir, what kind of government did you give us?’ And he says, ‘A republic, ma’am if you can keep it.
“[…] When it gets to the point where it’s run by money and bureaucracy, then you see the quantum shifts start to happen where it is only a phantom image of what it once was. We are not far behind what you guys are experiencing right now here in United States.”