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Friday, March 06, 2015

No longer a Republic, so now what?

After the Framers spent long hours hammering out the most ingenious form of government mankind has ever devised, a woman happened across Benjamin Franklin as he and his colleagues emerged from their deliberations, and asked, "Dr. Franklin, what kind of government have you given us?" Franklin replied, "A republic, if you can keep it."
But we have not kept it. We have trashed it while giving lip service to its importance.
It took a little over 100 years for the voters and politicians to hasten its demise.
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