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  • A Republic, but Who wants to Keep It?

    10/16/2017 5:16:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2017 | Allen West
    It was on September 17, 1787 that our rule of law, the US Constitution was signed in Philadelphia. History tells us of an exchange that occurred outside of Independence Hall between Benjamin Franklin and a Philadelphia socialite, Mrs. Powell. Mrs. Powell inquired of Mr. Franklin, “well, what is it that we have, a monarchy or a republic”? Mr. Franklin replied, famously, “a Republic, if you can keep it”. That was the challenge of 230 years ago, and now we must ask ourselves, do we truly want to keep this Constitutional Republic. However, there is a greater question, how many people...
  • Our Constitution: “Living, Breathing” or a Standard of Liberty?

    10/04/2017 8:45:42 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 10/4/17 | KrisAnne Hall
    When a woman asked Benjamin Franklin what kind of government had been created by he and the other gathered founders, Franklin famously replied, “A Republic, if you can keep it.” One key to keeping that Republic exists in understanding how the Constitution was designed to function. The Constitution of these United States is not arbitrary. It is a document of standards established to keep the GOVERNMENT from becoming arbitrary. These standards were not invented by the men who created the document. These standards were axiomatic truths that had proven themselves for over a millennium. Many of these truths can be...
  • Free Republic - Slow again

    07/27/2017 9:50:48 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 20 replies
    self | 7-27-17
    What's up with FR?
  • Let’s Study The Constitution, Part V - Bill of Rights

    06/25/2017 8:18:31 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/25/17 | Susan Frickey
    By now you should be seeing a trend in our study of the Constitution. The Articles set up the form and intent of the Federal Government along with the powers relegated to each branch. But many of the Framers believed this was inadequate for their peace of mind in ratifying this first-ever document. They believed eventually the Federal government would encroach on individual rights, as had happened throughout world history; a history they had intently studied for years before creating our constitutional republic. So in order to get on board with ratifying the Constitution, many of the signers demanded the...
  • A revised version of the Republic of Maine's Constitutions

    04/11/2017 2:17:25 PM PDT · by MEUSAF98 · 1 replies
    The_Republic_OF_Maine ^ | 4/11/17 | MEUSAF98
    This is a revised version of the constitution. I support a Maine Republic as I feel that the US recently have isolated or forgot about Maine. However I feel like the post I saw from The_Republic_Of_Maine sounded to Theoretical. SO I made revisions that I think is fair. Here's the Original post;http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/3159678/posts Now here is mine. PREAMBLE. We the people of the Republic of Maine, in order to establish justice, insure tranquility, provide for our mutual defense, promote our common welfare, and secure to ourselves and our posterity the blessings of liberty, acknowledging with grateful hearts the goodness of the...
  • Words Matter: Government Is Not a Living Thing. Or Is It?

    04/04/2017 9:30:05 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/3/17 | Mark Herr
    In “A History of American Political Theories,” Charles Merriam stated, “The Revolutionary doctrines of an original state of nature, natural rights, the social contract, the idea that the function of the government is limited to the protection of person and property - none of these finds wide acceptance among the leaders in the development of political science.” To illustrate this erroneous line of reasoning, New Zealand’s legislators recently passed a law giving the Whanganui River the legal status of a “PERSON.” The river now has its own rights and the ability to represent “itself” through human representation. Although New Zealand’s...
  • The Silencing of God (Session 1) [Lessons re: America’s intimate connection to Christianity]

    03/15/2017 12:51:01 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 27 replies
    youtube (original sourcre: apologeticspress.org) ^ | Published on Jul 6, 2015 (on youtube) | By Dave Miller, Ph.D.
    Session #1 of "The Silencing of God" seminar introduces the sinister attempt to expunge manifestations of God, Christ, and the Bible from American life--in direct and stark contradiction to the original intentions of the Founders and Framers. The United States of America is undergoing swift transition as the forces of “political correctness” wage a vociferous culture war. Activist judges, secularist educators, morally bankrupt entertainers, and liberal politicians have teamed up to sell a sanitized version of America’s past. Their objective? To expunge every manifestation of God, Christ, and the Bible from American life. What has been the result of their...
  • The U.S. is not a democracy, Part 3

    03/10/2017 8:57:16 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 3/10/17 | Mark Herr
    A little-known figure, Mrs. Eliza (Elizabeth) Powel, had the historic exchange with Benjamin Franklin which resulted in his telling her “Madam, We have given you a republic, if you can keep it,” at the conclusion of the 1787 U.S. Constitutional Convention. Keep this in mind: If the U.S. architects had produced a democracy, Eliza, as a woman, wouldn’t have had a voice at all. She could not vote or hold public office, yet she kept her republic. So how did she do it? Interestingly, Dr. Franklin did not counsel Mrs. Powel on how to ‘keep’ the newly formed republic. Instead,...
  • At what point do we break up the USA?

    02/27/2017 10:47:59 AM PST · by Mozilla · 68 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | February 26, 2017 | Scott Buss
    At what point do we break up the USA? If your answer is “NEVER!” accompanied by some version of “How could you even consider seriously considering such a thing?!”, then you are a cultist. An Americultist. For the non-Americultists out there, the question – and it is an important one – stands: At what point do we break up the USA? How about at the point DC enforces a policy of open, systematic, “legal” child sacrifice? Nope. That’s been going on for decades. We’re apparently not willing to stand against the America Idol over that one. What about the DC-imposed...
  • The U.S. is not a Democracy, Part 3

    02/27/2017 10:42:16 AM PST · by Mozilla · 8 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | February 27, 2017 | Mark Herr, Co-founder and President of Center for Self Governance,
    A little-known figure, Mrs. Eliza (Elizabeth) Powel, had the historic exchange with Benjamin Franklin when he said to her “Madam, We have given you a republic, if you can keep it” at the conclusion of the 1787 U.S. Constitutional Convention. Keep this in mind: If the U.S. architects had produced a democracy, Eliza, as a woman, wouldn’t have had a voice at all. She could not vote or hold public office, yet she kept her republic. So how did she keep it? Interestingly, Dr. Franklin did not counsel her how to ‘keep’ the U.S. republic. Instead, he merely counseled her...
  • The U.S. is not a Democracy - So What Is It? Part 2

    02/27/2017 10:38:09 AM PST · by Mozilla · 2 replies
    Center for Self Governance ^ | February 27, 2017 | Mark Herr, Co-founder and President of Center for Self Governance,
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Marshall said, “Between a balanced republic and a democracy, the difference is like that of order and chaos.” -From The Life of George Washington, Revised Edition 1832. The chaos gripping our present society is certainly not the ‘balanced’ republic Marshall was referring to. Our system is functioning more like a plane crashing - like a democracy. Let’s explore ‘balanced republic,’ ‘democracy’ and ‘order and chaos’ by using an analogy. The U.S. government is comparable to a commercial aircraft. The pilot and co-pilot are the elected representatives. They are selected by qualified passengers (or U.S. voters)....
  • The U.S. is not a Democracy - So What Is It? Part 1

    02/22/2017 9:05:31 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 2/22/17 | Mark Herr
    During my middle and high school years, I found it strange to say a pledge to the United States flag “and to the republic for which it stands,” while in the same class being taught the United States was a democracy. The teacher would correct my inquisitive nature by stating, “It’s semantics. Democracy and republic are really the same thing. The United States is a democratic republic.” Not satisfied with that justification of semantics and nuance, I continued to explore and discover the difference between U.S. republic and democracy and I’m still exploring it today. From whom did the Framers...
  • Wife of School for Blind Director inspired Teddy Roosevelt...

    02/01/2017 6:38:00 PM PST · by stars & stripes forever · 10 replies
    Five dollars was all she was paid by the Atlantic Monthly Magazine for her poem, "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," published FEBRUARY 1, 1862. It became Lincoln's favorite song and the Union's theme song. Her name was Julia Ward Howe, the daughter of a Wall Street banker and the wife of Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe, director of a school for the blind in Boston, which grew into the famous Perkins Institute. Julia and her husband entertained John Brown in their home and published the anti-slavery journal Commonwealth. In 1861, Julia traveled to Washington, D.C., and saw the city teeming...
  • KRIS ANNE HALL EXPLAINS HERSELF

    01/25/2017 8:51:28 AM PST · by knarf · 11 replies
    Rural Route Radio ^ | January 25, 2017 | Kris Anne Hall
    I've been listening to Kris Anne for about a year and highly recommend others do as well.You can get her podcasts almost daily on FB ... free.
  • The Battle Hymn Of The Republic - Trump's Pre-Inauguration Jan 19th 2017 (Video only)

    01/24/2017 8:45:53 AM PST · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 1-19-2017 | dimb9
    The Battle Hymn Of The Republic, verses 1,2 and 5, as performed at 45th President of the United States, Donald J Trump's pre-inauguration party, January 19th 2017, to fireworks.
  • Democracy is a relic from a bygone era

    12/24/2016 6:29:43 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 16 replies
    This idea that government is beholden to the people, that it has no other source of power except the sovereign people, is still the newest and the most unique idea in all the long history of man's relation to man. - Ronald Reagan, October 27th, 1964 Democracy, the moldy-oldy discredited system, was introduced in the year 507 BC. That's 2,500+ years, for those of you counting. The American Republic and the Liberty which it was founded on, which was never discredited but simply circumvented by progressives; by comparison was introduced in 1776 AD. That's 240 years. But who's counting? Democracy...
  • The Election's Ominous Results

    12/07/2016 5:54:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 7, 2016 | Sha'i ben-Tekoa
    Yes, it is good that Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton, especially in light of revelations of her private email security breaches and pay-for-play administration of the State Department. If true, she belongs in prison. However, what is ominous is the number of voters who, despite all that was known of her crimes, still voted for her. This is not a sign of a healthy American electorate. It seems the same citizens who voted for Barack Obama in 2012 after his disastrous first four years voted for her. Many people who go the polls in our generation are simply not thinking....
  • USA Today Washington Bureau Chief: Dem Party ‘hollowed out’ in for ‘world of hurt’

    12/05/2016 9:08:05 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 33 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/05/16 | Robert Laurie
    Four years of pain. As I’ve pointed out before, the Democrats didn’t just lose an election in November. Their defeat wasn’t as simple as one presidential race. As I wrote on Election Day, this one was for all the marbles. Generations of liberal progressive ideology - both past and future - were on the 2016 ballot. Had Democrats won, they would have owned the Supreme Court and the concept of the United States as a constitutionally-limited republic would have been decimated. Instead, the left was roundly rejected.
  • Hillary's Last Campaign Lie

    11/14/2016 9:49:04 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 26 replies
    Politichicks ^ | 11-12-2016 | Steven Maikoski
    Hillary’s concession speech on Wednesday tendered a horrible lie: that we are a Constitutional Democracy. Now, I know many of you are romanced by the idea of democracies, of your being directly involved in the government and the nation listening to your wonderful opinion; but it is important for you to understand that our citizen involvement is limited—and for a very good reason. Over 2,000 years ago, Plato explained the problem with democracies throughout history. He wrote that the poor have always outnumbered the rich; that when you give the poor the same power as the rich, the poor will...
  • Your candidate got more of the popular vote? Irrelevant.

    11/09/2016 3:43:18 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 48 replies
    WaPoo ^ | 11-9-16 | Johnathan Adler
    Reviewing the presidential election results, many commentators note that Donald Trump — like several previous Republican presidential candidates — prevailed in the electoral college without winning the popular vote. This is true, but it’s also irrelevant. It’s irrelevant legally, of course, because the Constitution provides for the election of a president through the electoral college. But it’s also irrelevant in terms of the democratic legitimacy of the result. In the election concluded Tuesday, Hillary Clinton received more popular votes than Trump. This does not mean, however, that Clinton would necessarily have prevailed in an election that was determined solely by...