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American Had Been Handed the Mantle of Liberty, Now What?

August 31, 2022 - 00:00
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Upon stepping out of the Constitutional Convention in 1776, a woman approached Benjamin Franklin and breathlessly asked what kind of government the Framer’s had decided to bestow upon our new country, to which Dr Franklin answered, “A Republic, Madam….if you can keep it.” Why was he concerned there might be some trouble keeping our Republic intact? Because it requires the tenacious and vigilant efforts of a righteous people, working together to preserve it. He was, no doubt, concerned the day might come when the government made life so good for her citizens that the people would become lazy, indifferent, soft,

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