A REPUBLIC... IF YOU CAN KEEP IT!
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A lady [Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia] asked Dr. [Benjamin] Franklin "Well, Doctor. What have we got, a Republic or a Monarchy?". "A Republic", replied the Doctor, "if you can keep it."-
Journal of DR. JAMES McHENRY, a delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1787 from the State of Maryland: Entry of 18 September 1787 [the day after the final draft of the Constitution of the United States of America was approved by the Convention in Philadelphia, after which the Convention adjourned sine die]
Morality is primarily doing what is right no matter what you have been told;
Religion is ofttimes doing what you are told even when it isn't necessarily right;
Liberty is best achieved through one's knowing the difference!
We have used the Bible as if it were a constable's handbook, an opium dose for keeping beasts of burden patient while they are being overloaded--
Rev. Charles Kingsley [1819-1875]
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