“A Republic, if you can keep it.”

“Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy?”

“A Republic, if you can keep it.” — Benjamin Franklin, at the close of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, when asked as he left Independence Hall 

 

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First Lady and Son. Mrs. Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, Jr. White House, South Portico Entrance, 1962.

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