Commentary: A Republic, But Can We Keep It?

silhouette of Statue of Liberty
By Catherine Mortensen


With the fate of our Republic hanging in the balance, not even a visit to see the White House Christmas decorations can escape a spirited discussion about the election fraud. Two friends and I had the privilege of visiting the White House today and we spent the entire time talking about the overwhelming evidence of massive voter fraud and our frustration with the courts’ refusal to even hear the merits of the many cases.

“Have you seen the video of the woman instructing poll workers on how to change the votes?” my friend Jeannie Farnsworth asked. “She literally changed one vote to another.”

She asked if we had seen the scatter plot graph showing batches of Virginia absentee on the Virginia Project site. “It defies all logic,” Farnsworth said. “At a certain point in the count, it showed a massive increase for Biden. It was a statistical impossibility.”

“There is just no way Joe Biden, the guy who sat in his basement for eight months and couldn’t attract more than a dozen people to a rally got more votes than Donald Trump,” I added. “I fundamentally believe that Americans reward effort. No one worked harder than Donald Trump in this election.”

“Yes,” our friend Barbara Dunn added. “Americans believe in hard work and fairness. “That’s what’s really bothering me about this election. It is clear that one side cheated.”

All three of us love American history and noted that America has always had factions and political rivalries. I shared that I am reading “Washington’s End” by Jonathan Horn and was struck by the hostilities between some of the Founding Fathers.

“We are almost ungovernable as a people,” I said. “We have always been that way. We’ve never really been united.”

“What is it Benjamin Franklin supposedly said as he walked out of Independence Hall after the Constitutional Convention in 1787, when someone shouted out, ‘Doctor, what have we got? A republic or a monarchy?’” Farnsworth noted. “He famously answered, ‘A Republic, if you can keep it.’”

That is the question before us now: can we keep our Republic?

We can and we must.

Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning believes the path to preserving our nation is through the states.

“One of the geniuses of James Madison, Father of the Constitution, is that he recognized that people were going to disagree,” Manning explained. “He created a framework for majority rule and minority rights to ensure that one group could not oppress another. Similarly, the states have their own unique role and that may be the key to correcting fraudulent vote count. It is up to state legislators to forcefully push Congress to perform their constitutional duty by rejecting certified electors who resulted from a litany of electoral corruption.

“We fight because we must fight. Because if our elections are so tainted that they would make a third world dictator the blush, the consent of the governed is thwarted and the very legitimacy of our government is questionable. That is why we fight until Inauguration Day. Because to do anything else, would be to give up on the American experiment.”

As my friends and I walked through the brilliantly decorated rooms of the White House, I thought about all the history that had been made within those walls.

“It’s a great feeling to be immersed in that even for just a little while,” Farnswoth said. “America represents the great opportunity to have true freedom and liberty.”

As we left the White House, we encountered a young couple from Britain who asked us to take their picture. We struck up a friendly conversation about the differences between our two countries.

“We’re a rowdy bunch here in America,” I said. “We’ve always been that way. We simply won’t be told what to do. Maybe we can’t govern ourselves, after all. Wouldn’t it be easier to have a monarch again?” I quipped.

“We tried to tell you that two-hundred years ago,” one of the Brits replied. “But you wouldn’t listen.”

I explained that America was in a bad way these days, with many of us wondering about the very survival of our country. Our British friends seemed surprised by my concern.

“You Americans always blow things up like that,” one of them said. “You take small things and make them ten times larger than they really are.”

I was reminded of what another Brit told me years ago when I asked what the British learned in school about the American Revolution. “Well, not much, to tell you the truth,” my friend said. “We just don’t understand what all the fuss was about, the price of tea or something.”

Or something.

That something would be freedom. It is the greatest cause there is.

Perhaps our British friends are right, we Americans do “blow things up” a bit. But sometimes that’s what freedom calls for.

To take action to save our Republic, go to and send a note to your state lawmakers demanding that they stand up and fight against election fraud!

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Catherine Mortensen is the Vice President of Communications at Americans for Limited Government. She can be reached at [email protected]




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3 Thoughts to “Commentary: A Republic, But Can We Keep It?”

  1. molonlabe28

    “If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.”

    ― Samuel Adams

  2. molonlabe28

    Excellent opinion piece.

    I always chuckle when I hear Brits and Europeans pontificate on representative government.

    In reality, they’re cucks. They have the mindset of a serf.

    They know nothing about freedom.

    They believe that power emanates from a feudal lord downward.

    We believe that power originates with the people and is entrusted to elected officials.

  3. Boyd

    Pure Democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner. Like the Brit who thought the Revolutionary War was over the price of tea, most Americans have no idea of the true history of our Country, nor do they even understand the US Constitution and it`s Amendments. Civics and real American History are no longer taught. Few understand the real impact the Civil War had on our form of government, and Texas should have stayed a Sovereign Republic.