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Remember, We’re A REPUBLIC!

flag(Yes, yes.  I know many think we have devolved into an oligarchy.  I’m writing about what we are as a Nation, on PAPER!)

To Benjamin Franklin:  “Well, Doctor, What have you given us, a Republic or a Monarchy?”

“A Republic, if you can keep it!”

There are various other versions of this supposed quotation, the essence of which is WE (The United States) are a REPUBLIC!

Remember THIS from Grade School?

“…and to the Republic, for which it stands.”

Speech by Senator John F. Kennedy, Beverly Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles, CA – (Advance Release Text)
November 2, 1960  (excerpts):

We live in a fast moving nation. But one thing constant from the birth of our Republic has been our faith in education and our determination to make it available to all our citizens.


Thus the value and importance of education was at the foundation of Western thought – and was again present at the foundation of the American Republic.

Virtually EVERY President (Yes, even Barack Obama!) referred in some manner to the American Republic!  (Don’t believe me, do your own searches!)

We are NOT, and NEVER HAVE BEEN, a democracy!

Then, why do all politicians, even conservative republicans (democrats are a given) make statements to the affect that thus-and-such yatta-yatta this democracy?


Inquiring minds want to know.


About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


8 thoughts on “Remember, We’re A REPUBLIC!

  1. What changed? The advent of the Fabian Progressive Movement, imported from Great Britain, and idea that democracy is the way to go. After all, in a democracy, there’s majority rule. And that’s ever-so-much more appealing than the rule of law. It is, to paraphrase a friend (wink, wink) why today’s illiterates are champing at the bit for a repeal of the Electoral College. The idea of equalizing the vote between the States, to allow more than four of them to determine the Presidency, is repugnant. After all, they think they outnumber us.

    Posted by Rev. Paul | February 28, 2017, 10:19 am
  2. Rev nails it… +1 on his comment!

    Posted by Old NFO | February 28, 2017, 2:30 pm
  3. Yeah, that’s seriously in the “pet peeve” realm. To the point of “If you say that one more time I may smack you” level.

    Posted by ProudHillbilly | February 28, 2017, 6:41 pm

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