Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Jumbling December

Already a busy month filled with shopping, parties, travel, and end of the year reports it seems that the our leaders have determined to mix it up even more with a looming budget showdown and of course the impeachment proceedings.

So I opened the 300 page impeachment report and began reading. I did not finish it--I am sure the news media will cover the salient points and that I will find time to continue wandering through the massive document. I was, however, caught by some of the quotes from the founding fathers that were included in the preface which I found important because they are frighteningly true and portent a potential significant change for the country if allowed to come true. 

I urge people to read the preface and be reminded of the thoughts of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Alexander Hamilton. 

I was going to extract a few of the quotes, but due to the .pdf format, I was stymied. 

I did find one by Franklin very interesting. 

As Benjamin Franklin was departing the Constitutional Convention, he was asked "What have we got? A Republic or a Monarchy?" He responded simply, "A Republic, if you can keep it."

And that is the real problem here. We are losing sight of the vision of the founding fathers for the Republic and are slipping into another form of government which is more authoritarian. 

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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