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The Framers Created A Republic |And Warned…. If You Can Keep It

Beginning with the Beginning: When an anxious Mrs. Powell of Philadelphia asked Benjamin Franklin what type of government he and the other Framers created, his immediate response was “A Republic, if you can keep it“!   What did he mean by that statement, “if you can keep it”?  Why couldn’t we keep it, wasn’t it ours,… Read More »