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.
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...