At that time the deliberations of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 were being held in strictest secrecy. Understandably, anxious citizens gathered outside Independence Hall waiting for the meetings to end and find out just what had been decided behind the closed doors. When it was all over, Benjamin Franklin provided the answer.
In the notes of Dr. James McHenry, one of Maryland's delegates to the Convention, a lady, Mrs. Elizabeth Powell asked Dr. Franklin "Well Doctor what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?"ÃŠ Franklin replied, "A republic . . . if you can keep it." We will learn on January 5 or thereabouts whether we've been able to keep it or not.
The Georgia Senate runoff election will determine the fate of our government going forward. The two Republicans in that race are the only ones standing in the way of ultra-liberal Democrat controlled governance, which would transform the United States for decades if not forever. In the words of Victor Davis Hanson, the Republicans winning the two Senate seats and holding on to the Senate is "the last redoubt against the resurgence of neo-socialism."
Should Republicans lose the runoff in Georgia Democrats will gain total control of the three branches of government, which means they will be free to install their liberal social programs and policies without any opposition. For starters, this means ending the Electoral College, packing the Supreme Court with liberal judges, admitting in new states to allow Democrats to keep control of Congress in the future, ending the Senate filibuster, neutering the Second Amendment, enforcing speech codes and shutting down dissenting points of view, opening our borders, increasing taxes, and establishing the Green New Deal as the law of the land.
It all depends on those Senate seats in Georgia. But winning them won't be easy. Democrats are outspending Republicans. Democrat politicians are brazenly encouraging their democratic voters to move to Georgia and set up temporary citizenship so they can vote in the election. Republicans are not only fighting against Democrats, they're fighting against social media and big tech such as Google, Twitter, YouTube, and others. They're fighting against traditional media (news organizations, entertainment, the arts). They're fighting against the corporate boardrooms, against professional sports organizations, and against polling biases.
Sadly, our social fabric, our traditional institutions, and American traditions have been corrupted ever leftward thanks to political correctness, socialistic changes in public school curriculum and religious teachings, and the breakdown of traditional marriage and the nuclear family.
But believe it or not, even with all of that, Georgia can be won. There are still enough of us to make a difference, to combat what appears to be unstoppable forces at work. Conservatives need to rally. The Trump base needs to meld with moderate Republicans and independents to convince Georgia voters to make the right choice. The case has got to be made that if our country gets fundamentally changed it will no longer be the United States of America.
And that is the whole thing in a nutshell. What is at stake in the Georgia runoff on January 5 is the American experiment. The American Republic. If we can keep it, we can keep the Left from destroying the Constitution and altering the basic framework of our government.
If we can keep it we can focus on fixing the corrupt voting laws that the Democrats pushed through this year. If we can keep it we can do what is necessary to rein in the Silicon Valley's hold on public communication. If we can keep it we can work to reverse the damage done by progressive educational systems and political correct nonsense.
If we can keep our republic we will have honored what Franklin, Madison, Hamilton, Washington and the others worked so hard to give us, the greatest nation on earth.
Keep your eye on the ball this January. It all comes down to Georgia.