8 January, 2015

A Republic…If You Can Keep It (Said Ben Franklin)

Posted by Socrates in America, America's founders, constitution, democracy, democrazy, history, History for newbies, republic vs. democracy, republican government, Socrates, Supreme Court at 4:55 pm | Permanent Link

Newbies, forget any PC stuff that you see in this video and focus on the main theme. It makes some good points about a democracy vs. a republic. The Founding Fathers gave us a republic, but we have become a democracy. In a democracy, what the people or the plutocrats want, they get, regardless of what the constitution says. No concrete rules exist in a democracy; rules are flexible depending on the day, week, month, person, court, city, state, etc. For example, there are 10,000 anti-gun laws in the U.S. at the local, state and federal levels, despite the 2nd Amendment, which says that the people can “keep and bear arms.” Our constitution has become meaningless. Judges and politicians don’t follow it anymore. (Note the mention of U.S. Supreme Court justice Kagan).


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  7. 9 Responses to “A Republic…If You Can Keep It (Said Ben Franklin)”

    1. fd Says:

      An arrogant statement by Mr. Franklin: “A Republic…If You Can Keep It.” Could he have kept it? The federalists at the Philadelphia convention exceeded its mandate by designing a brand-new government. Bringing the Articles of Confederation up to date which guarded state sovereignty was preferred by the anti-federalists. The Federal principle destroyed the Republic which opened the door for democracy (consolidated despotism). Next stop anarchy!

    2. Tim McGreen Says:

      There were problems between the North and South from the very birth of this Republic, problems that were only made worse by that damned Federal Constitution. To Rhode Island’s credit they resisted accepting the new Constitutional regime all the way into 1791, 4 years after the Constitution was drafted.

    3. fd Says:

      This is true, Tim McGreen. Under the Articles of Confederation, a monstrous war that excited the world could have easily been avoided.

    4. Kevin Says:

      The jew bankers couldn’t do their dirty work under the Articles of Confederation so founders like that dirty jew parasite banker hamilton pushed for federalism. As Lysander Spooner said the constitution was written for them with implied consent from the people.

    5. fd Says:

      The people didn’t approve the Federal compact in a general election. That raises questions that villains were paving the way to subjugate the states. Edward Pollard wrote that the people at the Philadelphia convention were common flesh and blood. Many were unlettered and embarrassed, educated to a point they were silly visionaries.

      Power transferred from monarchial tyranny to federal tyranny. Bring fwd the king.

    6. Sgt. Skull Says:

      An otherwise good lecture except for the patriotardese about Hitler being an evil dictator and implication that jewish totalitarians in the kwa are just modern day knotsies.

      He also failed to point out that voting was restricted to free, land owning white males only and that Jefferson and others were violently opposed to social and political integration of whites and congoids. Race is always the missing ingredient from patriotard talking point and even if the republic were restored tomorrow the 40% (and growing) turd world population within our borders would quickly overthrow it with our unworkable one man, one vote electoral system and the fact that the federal judiciary is dominated by jews, liberals and ultra leftists.

    7. Howdy Doody Says:

      Sgt. Skull Says:
      9 January, 2015 at 6:16 pm


      They are preparing for us, for a along time now.

    8. Howdy Doody Says:

      Sgt. Skull Says:
      9 January, 2015 at 6:16 pm


      The newly arrived turd Worlders will do as they are told and paid to do, and they are sizing us up every day in the public commons and businesses as they can’t believe how stupid we appear to be.

    9. torrence Says:

      The problem with all Western Countries is that it has all been forgotten (or never learned) what healthy national life is all about. Hitler understood the essentials and successfully educated the Folk on it, which is how it came to be so firmly instilled in so short a time.

      I can no longer stomach AmeriKWan-patriotard ravings about issues on national life.
      Individualism DESTROYS national life.
      Materialism DESTROYS national life.
      Nations rooted in the above have no consistency and may survive as economic units, but will forever morph and change to suite economic demands (ie-the immigration crisis affecting all Western countries)
      A spiritual, moral, cultural and racial basis to national life endures.