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    Will We Keep Our Republic?

    "Ben Franklin famously said, "You've got a republic, if you can keep it." That warning is particularly haunting now, because we seem on the verge of losing it — not from foreign invasion, not from revolution, but because we stopped caring about it."


    Will We Keep Our Republic? - American Thinker




    Our Republic is on life support. ONLY a miracle is going to save it.
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    Very worried about that.

    I see MASSIVE economic crisis on the horizon


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    Quote Originally Posted by NRAforlife View Post
    "Ben Franklin famously said, "You've got a republic, if you can keep it." That warning is particularly haunting now, because we seem on the verge of losing it — not from foreign invasion, not from revolution, but because we stopped caring about it."


    Will We Keep Our Republic? - American Thinker




    Our Republic is on life support. ONLY a miracle is going to save it.
    The Republic , as you know, is largely built on the autonomy of the states. I do see signs that is actually alive and half way well. Still the feds control the purse strings and use that fact to force compliance. Still the states have shown balls of late.
    That would appear to be the only aspect of the Republic that is doing halfway decent. As for those rights? They seem pretty alienable right now.

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    What I see, are an overwhelmingly majority of Americans that were thrown under the bus with the guy they voted for and was stolen from them, that knew what REAL swamp creatures were (from BOTH parties) that drove it.

    It's not rocket science. Even a child can sort through their lies. But as witnessed by history (REAL history, unaltered by power mongers), the target is our children--which the left has been unchecked for and taken full advantage of for many decades in this nation alone, beginning in the 1960's. We're seeing the fruits of their labor RIGHT NOW in both houses of Congress, with the theft of a Presidential election, and with the full cooperation of agencies such as the FBI and CIA. That's how deep it goes.

    Again, maybe it's time for a new party. One that loves America and upholds our Constitution. And will fight to preserve it. And I'd bet the farm that those that sacrifice EVERYTHING to flee evil dictatorships from the south of the United States would be the first in line to defend it.

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    The socialist have been chipping away at our Republic since the days of Woodrow Wilson. He was the first president to refer to the United States as a Democracy. FDR built on that with his "Arsenal of Democracy" war cry to get out of the Great Depression. The first salvo was fired and landed square on the target with the passage if the 17th Amendment and the direct election of Senators, eliminating their role as being beholding to the States and not the citizens. Now they are trying to go one step further with the elimination of the Electoral College which will further damage the entire concept of our Republic. The Founders provided that only the House of Representatives could truly represent the people of their state because of the fact they were the closest to the will of the people. Their vision was the House of Representatives would represent the people, the Senate would represent the interest of the state and the Presidency that of the Country as a whole

    If we lose the Electoral College our Republic will cease to exist except in name only
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    Quote Originally Posted by NRAforlife View Post
    "Ben Franklin famously said, "You've got a republic, if you can keep it." That warning is particularly haunting now, because we seem on the verge of losing it — not from foreign invasion, not from revolution, but because we stopped caring about it."


    Will We Keep Our Republic? - American Thinker




    Our Republic is on life support. ONLY a miracle is going to save it.
    “When the people find that they can vote themselves money that will herald the end of the republic.”


    Benjamin Franklin
    The end of the Republic will be due to the massive spending.
    “I agree to this Constitution with all its faults, if they are such: because I think a General Government necessary for us, and there is no Form of Government but what may be a Blessing to the People if well-administred; and I believe farther that this is likely to be well administred for a Course of Years and can only end in Despotism as other Forms have done before it, when the People shall become so corrupted as to need Despotic Government, being incapable of any other.”


    Benjamin Franklin

    This is why the Left has been at war with morality since day one. The end of morality will be the beginning of despotism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos Equis View Post
    “When the people find that they can vote themselves money that will herald the end of the republic.”


    Benjamin Franklin
    The end of the Republic will be due to the massive spending.
    “I agree to this Constitution with all its faults, if they are such: because I think a General Government necessary for us, and there is no Form of Government but what may be a Blessing to the People if well-administred; and I believe farther that this is likely to be well administred for a Course of Years and can only end in Despotism as other Forms have done before it, when the People shall become so corrupted as to need Despotic Government, being incapable of any other.”


    Benjamin Franklin

    This is why the Left has been at war with morality since day one. The end of morality will be the beginning of despotism.
    Can you identify the source- the where and when that Franklin said the "vote themselves money" quote?


    The problem I have with the supposed quote is that if the founding fathers knew this, they would have built in a countermeasure to prevent the "end of the republic".


    I certainly agree that it may be a true saying but id like to attribute it correctly to whoever actually said it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Call_me_Ishmael View Post
    Can you identify the source- the where and when that Franklin said the "vote themselves money" quote?


    The problem I have with the supposed quote is that if the founding fathers knew this, they would have built in a countermeasure to prevent the "end of the republic".


    I certainly agree that it may be a true saying but id like to attribute it correctly to whoever actually said it.
    I believe the countermeasures are there. The problem is that we no longer follow the Constitution and many of our leaders feel it is outdated and just wrong for us today. Countermeasures mean nothing if they are dismissed and that is what we have done.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Jen View Post
    I believe the countermeasures are there. The problem is that we no longer follow the Constitution and many of our leaders feel it is outdated and just wrong for us today. Countermeasures mean nothing if they are dismissed and that is what we have done.
    The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.”


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    Sometimes wrongfully attributed to Thomas Jefferson. Curran said it first.



    We have not been eternally vigilant.
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