Wednesday, July 5, 2017

"A Republic if you can keep it..."

When Benjamin Franklin emerged from the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in the summer of 1787 he was asked what form of government had been agreed upon? Franklin replied, “A Republic, if you can keep it.”

"If you can keep it."

Think about those words for a minute.

Let them soak in.

I hate to always come across as being over dramatic.


I was sitting there watching my grand children giggling and carrying on over the fireworks last night and it got me to thinking.

And worrying.

With everything going on today I can't help but worry about what kind of country they'll raise their own families in when their time comes.

Obviously, I worry about the external threats such as North Korea, China, Russia, and Iran we all face.

But what I worry more about are the threats coming from within.

After 8 years of Barack Hussein Obama, the left has been emboldened like never before.

They've come out of the shadows and into our daily lives.

They come at us in the form of elementary school administrators and teachers, college professors, clergy leaders, media talking heads and reporters, business leaders, authors of children's books and cartoons, social media, politicians, and anarchists.

With the full support of what passes as today's Democrat party, city and state legislators all across the country are openly defying federal immigration and drug laws.

The mainstream media's daily calls for the impeachment of a duly elected president.

And it never stops.

By electing Donald Trump last year we were able beat them back.

But for how long?

That, my friends, is something only time will tell.

It kinda brings new meaning to the words Benjamin Franklin spoke all those years ago.

"A Republic, if you can keep it."

He obviously knew this day would come...

Kevin McGinty


  1. Kenneth RemfryJuly 5, 2017 at 7:07 AM
    Boz was supporting our free speech rights back then, too. He's okay, except when he thinks he's so much smarter than us. That preaching to the unwashed masses schtick isn't real funny.

    But yeah, Happy liked to flag as much as Bat. Happy was the only one I ever flagged, because Sherman told me he was flagging some of my posts, so I flagged some of his. I don't like little sneaks anyway. It's a close call for biggest blogger lowlife between Happy and HandJob. People who know no boundaries and try to fuck you up personally. Batguano at least kept his BS confined to the blogs. About the only thing you can say for him, but at least it's more than you can say about Happy or HandJob. Plus, HandJob gets creepy.

    Yeah, when you put it in perspective, maybe Diggy isn't that bad.

  2. Sargejr JimJuly 5, 2017 at 7:31 AM

    Well if they are around me they walk the point, never behind me that's for damn sure.

  3. catsncatsJuly 5, 2017 at 8:11 AM

    Old Blue is always talking up the district and that better-than-thou arrogance of his fits right in with the rest of the swamp dwellers. While still on active, my son had to spend about a year there...he loved all the historic stuff but not the atmosphere...everybody backstabbing and conniving on everybody else.


  4. catsncatsJuly 5, 2017 at 8:18 AM

    Beck reporting on Baby Charlie Gard...his parents have the money for his treatment; another hospital has offeredvto take him in...BUT THE GOVERNMENT IS STILL SAYING NO TO HIS PARENTS.
    What the hell IS this?

  5. Sargejr JimJuly 5, 2017 at 8:40 AM

    It is call many things, I just call it Government take over, and it is coming to us soon

  6. catsncatsJuly 5, 2017 at 8:40 AM

    More on Charlie...the pope wants him transferred to the hospital at the Vatican; London still saying "no" and have told his parents that they will be cutting off life support.
    "Government knows best..."

  7. Good Grief, we got to keep it and we will, Hear Me! I hate the thought of us fighting American against American but the hard shit may have to happen again, sad for sure.

  8. Question for those of you out there who believe in government-run health care...if Charlie were your child, what would you do? How would you feel?

    I ask these things with sincerity because it very likely may be the european model of health care that Congress adopts for us in this country. You may face the same scenario as Charlie's parents are right now with either your child or grandchild.

    Please have the courage to give long and serious thought to this as this could well be our future, and don't be naive enough to think that "it won't happen in America."

  9. This is a quote that deserves more emphasis than it gets. The "Big Q" is whether we've already ceased being such a republic. This was done long before Clinton, Obama and Trump. We haven't been the sort of government the founders would have recognized as a republic since the New Deal. It's tempting to say that FDR killed it, but the actual culprits are the people who want economic benefits from the public at large. Politicians have always wanted to win at all costs, but when the public began to not care, so long as it was their party benefitting, the decay is in an advanced state.

    True, we have the trappings of a republic. Interestingly, the Roman Emperors left the vestiges of their republic intact. It just ceased to matter. And we're far down that path.

    Did Clinton and Trump act like proper Presidents? Of course not, but it's an open question whether it makes any difference at this point. It's certain that our founding fathers would look aghast at the coarseness of a lot of the recent presidents. But then they wouldn't recognize our current government anyway.

    1. No disagreement here, Captain. After WW2, the economy began to boom and people got complacent as incomes and our living standards rose. The minders in government and in the shadows took full advantage of it.

  10. As usual, Captain, you bring up a lot of good points...

  11. Yup he would make a good Point man... Lol

  12. I see shitcago is looking like a war zone this weekend.

  13. this guy is one of the most Anti American people ever.... now he's protesting the celebration of July 4th!!

    This idiot needs more than a swift kick in the ass!

  14. Sadly, Rikki, that one is yet another example of how far we've fallen away from founding principles...

  15. Grievance mongering joins hands with "me, me me" and triggers catastrophe. The amount of self-pity encouraged in the name of "diversity" truly staggers the imagination.

    It's no wonder I LIKE being an ex-pat, is it?

  16. Lol... That loser already got his swift kick in the ass when every team in the NFL rejected his ass.

    That in itself is helping to Make America Great Again!!!

  17. PeckerNeck Is another one that this country gave the chance to be someone and he blew it like so many others he bit the hand that helped him be all you can be, I just say Asshole!

  18. As to your earlier points, Captain.

    I doubt we'll ever get back to the government the Founders envisioned and I don't know whether or not Trump will be able to accomplish.

    But I do believe it's a step in the right direction.

    I hate these stupid Twitter wars as much as anyone but I sincerely believe exposing the media for what they are is also an important step...