Monday, July 4, 2016

A thought for July 4, 2016: "A republic ..."

 - by New Deal democrat

The proceedings of the 1787 Constitutional Convention were shrouded in secrecy.   On the last day of deliberations, as he left Independence Hall, Ben Franklin was approached by a curious woman. The conversation went as follows:

"Well, Doctor, what have we got -- a Republic or a Monarchy?"

Frankliln replied:  "A Republic . . .  if you can keep it."

 - from the memoirs of Dr. James McHenry, a Maryland delagate

A thought to keep in mind on July 4, 2016.