A Republic If We Can Keep It

BY T.F. STERN

This past month has been a roller coaster ride for anyone trying to figure out which candidate actually won the election.  I was tempted to use the term ‘earned’ rather than won; but that would give away my feelings about cheaters, swindlers, liars and the rest of the Democrat Party.

(Image of Ben Franklin courtesy of factfile.org)

Ben Franklin has been quoted, when asked if we had a monarchy or a republic, “A Republic, if you can keep it”.  He may or may not have actually said those words exactly as history has claimed.  Rather than share without having done my homework, I looked it up.  The first reference that came up on Google was from the Washington Post’s coverage of last year’s phony Impeachment Hearings, a treasonous coup attempt to remove President Donald Trump.

The inclusion of Ben Franklin’s quote in that particular article is…interesting, well, actually far beyond interesting; but I can’t print my actual thought as it violates decency in many ways.  

There was a Coup attempt, masquerading as an Impeachment Hearing by the Democrat Party to remove the sitting President of our Constitutional Republic and they’re quoting Ben Franklin…un-bye-god-believable!

I can say it was a phony Impeachment Hearing because evidence has since come to light; the entire investigation into Trump’s dealings with Russia was in fact a creation, a fabrication or a scheme cooked up by Hillary Clinton to take her out of the spotlight for her illegal private server, a felony. 

An  article by Steve Nelson in the New York Post dated October 6, 2020 explained the timing. That story didn’t make the rounds of the major news networks, gee whiz; is anyone surprised?

“Ratcliffe’s initial disclosure said that, according to Brennan’s notes, Clinton allegedly approved the scheme on July 26. The minor inaccuracy shortens the window of time between Clinton’s alleged approval of the plot and the FBI opening its investigation of possible Trump-Russia collusion on July 31, 2016.”

Amazingly, the FBI and DOJ didn’t see any wrongdoing and Hillary Clinton walked away, free to continue as if nothing ever happened.  I haven’t done the research; but somewhere down the line the folks who didn’t see anything wrong with Hillary Clinton’s criminal behavior must have ties to the deaf, dumb and blind Justices on our Supreme Court.

This past week the Supreme Court of the United States declined to hear a lawsuit contesting corrupt and fraudulent elections which affect all other states. Only two of the sitting Justices were willing to hear the evidence while the others did absolutely nothing to uphold the integrity of the election process which determines who will be President. 

Saddened would be a mild description of how many American citizens feel at this time.

Here’s Allen West’s statement dated December 11, 2020 as Chairman of the Texas Republican Party’s official response.

“The Supreme Court, in tossing the Texas lawsuit that was joined by seventeen states and 106 US congressman, has decreed that a state can take unconstitutional actions and violate its own election law. Resulting in damaging effects on other states that abide by the law, while the guilty state suffers no consequences. This decision establishes a precedent that says states can violate the US constitution and not be held accountable. This decision will have far-reaching ramifications for the future of our constitutional republic. Perhaps law-abiding states should bond together and form a Union of states that will abide by the constitution.”

Where does that leave us? 

Some have suggested forming a new nation, one that actually follows the Constitution while the remaining nation of criminals, liars and thieves go on doing business as usual.  Perhaps that would work; but a nation divided cannot stand. 

My thoughts turned to Captain Moroni, the last prophet in the Book of Mormon in charge of the sacred plates around 400 AD (You’ll notice I refuse to refer to it as CE for Common Era).  He was instructed by the Lord to bury the sacred records in the Hill Cumorah near Palmyra, New York, so they could come forth in our day.  Moroni witnessed the destruction of his people because of their iniquity and their refusal to repent, to follow the commandments and come unto the Lord, Jesus Christ…and yet, he remained faithful, even joyful in his mortal life.

The honest hard-working individuals who try to do their best each day…they have had the rug pulled out from under them; but will eventually understand what has happened.  It is my hope we will endure in spite of the corruption that’s taken over, the attacks to destroy liberties which God has provided.  Do we have the courage to be as Captain Moroni, to have hope, faith and charity in spite of all that is going on around us?  Ahhh, that’s a true test that we’ve been given.

With all that is happening, it makes me admire the wisdom of our founders, individuals like Ben Franklin who recognized the wonderous miracle of our newly formed Republic; that and his warning…if we can keep it.


t-f-stern-1Self-Educated American, Senior Edi­tor, T.F. Stern is both a retired City of Hous­ton police offi­cer and, most recently, a retired self-employed lock­smith (after serving that industry for 40 plus years). He is also a gifted polit­i­cal and social com­men­ta­tor. His pop­u­lar and insight­ful blog, T.F. Sterns Rant­i­ngs, has been up and at it since January of 2005.


4 COMMENTS

  1. The honest hard-working individuals who try to do their best each day…they have had the rug pulled out from under them; but will eventually understand what has happened. It is my hope we will endure in spite of the corruption that’s taken over, the attacks to destroy liberties which God has provided. Do we have the courage to be as Captain Moroni, to have hope, faith and charity in spite of all that is going on around us? Ahhh, that’s a true test that we’ve been given.

  2. Excellent article. I am afraid that we are going to have to fight to preserve it. And am afraid of the suffering that entails; however, I for one, cannot and will not live under the wicked “isms” being brought forth.

  3. “United-We Stand, Divided-We Fall!”…. Loved your article… Right now all of this Countries’ injustices seem sooo overwhelming, but your Article brought a lot if perspective in and I thank you for sharing!!! ….

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