A Republic...If You Can Keep It

Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY)
Rep. Jerrold “Jerry” Nadler (D-NY-10). Screengrab via CBS – Face the Nation.

Congressman Jerry Nadler Finally figures out that these United States are indeed a republic.

Yesterday, as reported by my good friend Bonchie here at Red State, the House Judiciary Committee voted along party lines, to hold Attorney General Barr in Contempt of Congress for insisting on obeying the law regarding Grand Jury information. Attorney General Barr is refusing to release a totally unredacted report to the committee because to do so, would violate the law…and Representative Jerry Nadler, Chairman of the committee knows this.

What is fascinating to me, is what Nadler said after the vote.

“We’ve talked for a long time about approaching a constitutional crisis, we are now in it.”

Nadler then referenced Benjamin Franklin’s response when a Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia asked him, “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” With no hesitation whatsoever, Franklin responded, “A republic, if you can keep it.”

Nadler further commented (emphasis, mine)

Now is the time of testing whether we can keep a republic or whether this republic is destined to change into a different, more tyrannical form of government.

I cannot remember the last time a Democrat referred to these United States as a “republic.” All I ever hear is “democracy,” or “our democracy,” which of course, is highly inaccurate. Unfortunately, even some Republicans insist on doing this.

I’ve got to give President Trump credit here. It seems only he can drive die-hard Democrats like Nadler to finally admit we are indeed a republic.

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