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11/7/16

US Presidential Elections: Donald Trump’s success reveals a frightening weakness in American democracy - Ezra Klein

As the Constitutional Convention of 1787 ended, Ben Franklin walked out of Philadelphia’s Independence Hall to find an anxious crowd. 

According to a diary entry recorded by James McHenry, a signatory to the Constitution, a woman from Philadelphia was the first to speak to Franklin.

"Well, doctor,” she asked, “what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?"
"A republic,” Franklin famously replied. “If you can keep it."

Perhaps we cannot.

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