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?The republican is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind." - Thomas Jefferson
“We are a Republican Government. Real liberty is never found in despotism or in the extremes of Democracy.” - Alexander Hamilton
"A Republic, if you can keep it." - Benjamin Franklin, when asked by a woman while he was leaving the Constitutional Convention what kind of government they had given us.
"[the framers of the Constitution] intended our government should be a republic, which differs more widely from a democracy than a democracy from a despotism.” - Congressman Fisher Ames
“The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a republican form of government.” - from the US Constitutitution
"I pledge allegiance, to the flag, of the United States of America. And to the Republic, for which it stands." - from the Pledge of Allegiance
“The honest and serious student of American history will recall that our Founding Fathers managed to write both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution without using the term ‘democracy’ even once. No part of any of the existing state Constitutions contains any reference to the word. [The men] who were most influential in the institution and formulation of our government refer to ‘democracy’ only to distinguish it sharply from the republican form of our American Constitutional system.” - Clarence Manion - Dean of Notre Dame Law School 1950's
Originally posted by Koka
The power lies in the people
Originally posted by alienj
To think the million or plus dollars this is going to use up could have saved hundreds of thousands of Africans in need of plain ole clean water, could have prevent a few Americans from dying by providing them with the proper armor, could have done some good some where.
DK is up for re-election, his numbers are waining, this little freakish sideshow will bolster his numbers for him to get re-elected. That's the type of man I want representing me, someone who trades is hate instead of finding ways to bring people up.