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Can We Keep Our Republic?

By Maggie Gallagher - July 7, 2011

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"What form of government have you given us?" a lady is said to have asked Benjamin Franklin as he left Independence Hall on Sept. 17, 1787 -- that other great day in American history, when the Constitution was promulgated if not yet ratified. "A republic, madam, if you can keep it," Franklin is said to have replied. A republic: What is that? And how do we keep it? Over the long Independence Day...

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