A timely reminder

By Henry Brigman
Posted 3/31/22

Elizabeth Willing Powel waited anxiously outside the door of the Pennsylvania State House. The delegates from the colonies had been working from May 25 until September 17, 1787, debating and writing a constitution. As Benjamin Franklin appeared from the door, she asked him, “What have we got, Doctor Franklin, a Republic or a Monarchy?” Franklin answered, “A Republic…if you can keep it.”

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