Kathy Barnette
Canada Free Press
January 17, 2012

A story that is often retold is one of Dr. Benjamin Franklin leaving the Constitution Convention in 1787. Upon Dr. Franklin’s exit a lady asked him “Well Doctor, what have we got a republic or a monarchy – “A republic,” replied Dr. Franklin, “if you can keep it.”(i)

A clear line is being drawn in the sand. In this generation, more so than any other, it appears we are coming dangerously close to losing our great republic. President Barack Obama’s most recent power-grab catapults us at warp-speed into Dr. Franklin’s worse fear. The U.S. Supreme Court will eventually decide if President Obama’s actions were illegal or not. However, the legality of President Obama’s recent actions is not the American people’s only problem. Precedents are being set every day and are used in future cases to determine the legitimacy and borders of the U.S. Constitution – should the current borders be expanded to accommodate personal whims, special situations, and the personal opinions of a minority. Dr. Thomas Sowell, a renowned scholar and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, terms this minority “the anointed”.

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