It was said to have been uttered by Ben Franklin. It may have been, he was apparently quick with pithy sayings (not always his own).
At the close of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, Franklin was queried as he left Independence Hall on the final day of deliberation. In the notes of Dr. James McHenry, one of Maryland’s delegates to the Convention, a lady asked Dr. Franklin “Well Doctor what have we got, a republic or a monarchy.” Franklin replied, “A republic . . . if you can keep it.”
Joe Martin has a lengthy post – I’d recommend reading it, in full.
We appear to be nearing that time, when it’s necessary to flip the switch from Nice to Not-Nice.
TPTB are drawing the lines. Not merely in the USA, but worldwide.
The Left is also concerned about the Downfall of Civilization – however, they have decidedly different expectations of the course it will take.
Charting a pathway out of our current hysterical response to a relatively mild infection (for most) will take some time. It will take even longer, should we continue to be blocked in ferreting out the reality. Alex Berenson has several small books that attempt to find out the truth from the load of Convenient B$ that is coming from the Left.
I know it’s hard to settle your mind down to reading anything but fluff lately – God knows that I’ve been re-reading old mysteries over the last year. It’s called Escape Literature for a reason. But this is a book that bears reading, and may give you both hope, and a clearer mind for the Re-Building Efforts to come.
Add this report to the stack – those of you who are more philosophic of mind may find it worthwhile.
What the hell, ya’ gotta do something while waiting for the tumbrels to arrive.
All of the above recommended book were from What Would the Founders Think blog.
Lastly, a long-ago case of multigenerational property transfers were negated by the original fraud. Would that the courts would follow THAT precedent.