View Full Version : A Republic if you can keep it.

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
04-03-2014, 11:46 PM

at first i couldn’t believe my eyes.

In fact, i had to look away and blink a couple of times before reading the email again. But it still said the same thing: “benjamin franklin said, ‘we have given you a democratic-republic… if you can keep it.”

no, he didn’t!

I had to face the fact: A straight talk reader had fallen victim to 100 years of liberal brainwashing. What he said was such a gross perversion of the truth—and the difference is so incredibly important to preserving what liberties we have left—i hope you’ll indulge me in a brief history lesson this week.

If you remember much from your high school history classes about the founding of this country, you know there was a great deal of controversy about what type of government the newly independent states should create.

The first effort, the articles of confederation, was generally regarded as a failure. But what should replace them? Each state sent a group of representatives to meet in philadelphia and hammer out a new agreement. The deliberations of the constitutional convention in 1787 were held in strict secrecy. Consequently, anxious citizens gathered outside independence hall when the proceedings ended, eager to learn what had been produced behind those closed doors.

As the delegates left the building, a mrs. Powel of philadelphia asked benjamin franklin, “well, doctor, what have we got?”

with no hesitation, franklin replied, “a republic, if you can keep it.” not a democracy, not a democratic republic. But “a republic, if you can keep it.”

over the past four decades i have recounted this story several hundred times. For many years i traveled the country giving speeches about the threats to this republic. I always enjoyed the opportunity to talk to high school students when i could wrangle an invitation. When i did, i loved to tell them about the differences between a republic and a democracy.

“a lynch mob is democracy in action,” i would say. “while if you believe someone is innocent until proven guilty, that they deserve their day in court and that a jury of their peers should decide their fate, then you believe in a nation of laws, not just the whims of a mob.”

another line i used a lot was, “democracy is five wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for lunch. If you were the sheep, which would you rather live in—a republic or a democracy?”

i told them about the importance of “binding men down with the chains of a constitution.” that this was the only sure way to protect their freedom. And that anyone who wanted to change this republic into a democracy was an enemy of liberty.

A century or two earlier there would have been no need to give such a talk—and no interest if one did. Back in the 18th and 19th centuries, every american who could read and write (and probably most of those who couldn’t), knew we were a republic. The campaign to brainwash us into believing we were a democracy didn’t begin until 100 years ago. Today, if you take a poll of high school or college students, the overwhelming majority will tell you that we are a democracy.

Please don’t dismiss this as a mere quarrel over semantics. Understanding the difference between the two systems of government is absolutely vital. I am not exaggerating when i tell you that our very liberties depend on getting more americans to realize the importance of this seemingly arcane dispute.

the first destruction of the world began with a lie and lies are the bread and butter of the modern dem party. --tyr

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
06-17-2014, 11:13 PM
the first destruction of the world began with a lie and lies are the bread and butter of the modern dem party. --tyr

We have lost the Republic and we haven't a clue it is now an accomplished victory for our conquerors.
If Obama is not impeached and forcibly removed from office we are a fallen nation and most likely in the near future millions will die!!!
A very sad fact...-Tyr

06-18-2014, 03:52 PM
Tyr. Though I totally agree with your thoughts on this topic, and fully understand your anger. Feeling as if ALL IS LOST because of who is in the W/H and Senate.

BUT...I am not willing to throw my hands in the air, and accept anything Obama, and Democrats are doing to OUR NATION.

I refuse to GIVE UP, or GIVE IN for anyone, or anything.

The Dems, and Obama EXPECT Uneducated, Uninformed Americans to GIVE UP, and GIVE IN.

I know we are outnumbered with Absolute IGNORANCE, and near perfect ILLITERACY here in America. But...MY FAMILY, and THIS NATION I SERVED for 30 Years are WORTH PROTECTING...AT ALL COSTS.

I agree with Ben Franklin's words. But I refuse to accept...THEY have come true.

Call me senile, dumb, ignorant, or crazy. I don't care!

OVER MY DEAD BODY is how they will take AMERICA, and being AMERICAN from me.

This is my guide: http://icansayit.com/images/constihandbook.jpg