Monday, October 1, 2012

Republics Don't Fail, They Are Given Up On

Someone on the Facebook website stated that the Republic is a failed experiment that needs to be changed for something else. His statement was in response to a quote from Benjamin Franklin which stated, "We've given you a Republic, if you can keep it."

My response to the person who said it was a failed experiment?

Well, what would that new and better "something else" be?

Thus far, humankind has tried theocracy - failed; dictatorship - failed; monarchy - failed; pure democracy - failed; communism - failed; socialism - failed; anarchy- failed. In fact the only form of government that has succeeded where all others have failed is a republic. It didn't fail in Rome over 2000 years ago, the Romans traded it in for a dictatorship and it isn't failing in the United States.

Republics never fail, but as Franklin tried to enlighten all its future benefactors - it can only be lost by giving it up and no longer striving to keep it.

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