GET OFF MY LAWN! Podcast #070: A Republic, IF You Can Keep It
It has been said that Benjamin Franklin was walking out of Independence Hall after the Constitutional Convention in 1787 when a lady asked him, "...what have we got? A republic or a monarchy?"
Franklin turned to her and replied, "A republic, if you can keep it."
What does that mean? How does a Republic differ from a Monarchy, or even a Democracy? Let's dig into the nuance here and discuss what can and what has happened when one branch of our government circumvents the other two, including the recent announcement from the White House and Joe Biden's "common sense" gun control measures.