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Author: Cornel Rasor

Democracy or Republic

“Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy?” “A Republic, if you can keep it.” Benjamin Franklin –Benjamin Franklin So ended the constitutional convention in 1787 with the delegates exiting the hall in Philadelphia. Mrs. Powell asked this question of Dr. Franklin, his answer “a Republic if you can keep it” tells us a great deal about that convention. The founders debated everything that could be considered about governments in general and in specific. They determined the size of the House of Representatives, the size of the Senate and how it would be composed. They created a...

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The Responsibility of the Presidency

There are many of us who did not vote for Donald Trump but who also did not vote for Hillary (let the excoriation begin). We were looking for the most “constitutional” of the candidates. It must be said at the outset that as I reviewed the campaign promises of the predominant presidential candidates, and there were many, it was very clear that none of them understood their role as primarily defined in article 2 of the Constitution of the United States with some addenda in article 1. I was especially disappointed that the Constitution Party candidate apparently had such...

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