“Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy?”
“A Republic, if you can keep it.”
ATTRIBUTION: The response is attributed to BENJAMIN FRANKLIN—at the close of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, when queried as he left Independence Hall on the final day of deliberation—in the notes of Dr. James McHenry, one of Maryland’s delegates to the Convention.
Reagan Admired Our Founding Fathers
Unlike many of today's Left-Wing High School and University teachers, President Reagan had a profound admiration for our Founding Heritage. In 1981 in his Notre Dame commencement speech President Reagan proudly stated: "This Nation was born when a band of men, the Founding Fathers, a group so unique we've never seen their like since, rose to such selfless heights. Lawyers, tradesmen, merchants, farmers — 56 men achieved security and standing in life but valued freedom more. They pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor. Sixteen of them gave their lives. Most gave their fortunes. All preserved their sacred honor. They gave us more than a nation. They brought to all mankind for the first time the concept that man was born free, that each of us has inalienable rights, ours by the grace of God, and that government was created by us for our convenience, having only the powers that we choose to give it." - Jake Jacobs, Ph.D.
The Founders Gave Us A Republic
Our Founding Fathers had a wonderful vision of a Republic under God where millions of citizens throughout thousands and thousands of cities, towns, and villages across this great land would shine the light of limited government, State sovereignty, the sanctity of all of life and of marriage between one man and one women. Our Founders Judeo-Christian Worldview proclaimed that man is more than matter in motion and Marxist mud; our Founders believed that man is wonderfully made in the image of God. - Jake Jacobs, Ph.D.