"The republic was not established by cowards,
and cowards will not preserve it."
Elmer Davis
(1890-1958), American writer, commentator
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How to restore our lost Republic would take more information than is here possible BUT, if everyone that knows and loves liberty fervently warns his/her neighbors and learns Constitutional law AND THE PROCEDURE that was established to implement it (including common law grand juries), and do not cower from it (even in the face of threatening governmental officiants) we can preserve at least the spirit of the Republic.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Mike, I prefer your quote even though the order would be impossible for most - well done
     -- Robert, Sarasota     
    "...and to the REPUBLIC for which it stands..."
     -- Joe, Rochester, MI     
    When Americans recognize Courage as the first and last defense of Liberty, we will not so easily surrender our Rights to fear-mongers who wish to yoke us 'for our own good.'
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    Too true. I also like what was said by E. Archer of NYC.
     -- Kevin B, Portland     
    Nor will cowards restore the Republic, but we can count on them to continue in undermining the spirit of freedom...cowards that they are.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    Such as cowards who prefer the welfare state instead of liberty.
     -- jim k, Austin,Tx     
    So it will require courage to take a stand. We can do this with mass sharing of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence. Both can be downloaded, purchased, or given out by your congressman. Let us stand.
     -- Abigail, Newport     
    Killing the cowards should restore the Republic.
     -- Anonymous     
    Politics should concern the welfare of the people and not the exsplouiting of now or future generations.Teaching the people, reeducating, I agree with Abigail. The doctrines of liberty and freedom from which the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence were drawn from. The rock upon which the republic rest. Kill no one, but by peaceful forceful removal from office lest we hurt our children.Once removed then sweep the floors clean exsposeing our foundation of liberty and freedom and reapoint those that will be just in administering and protect as it were there own household being subject to those apointing them. Who are the generals of our freedom ? The civilian branch is to corrupted. Military disapline of honesty and loyalty is not there. Give a man a law degree and he will steal a nation if he is not honest. Or he or her will enslave it.
     -- R. Pittman, Salem     
    Who in a court of law would stand for or condone the sale of crack pipes in the store across from the elimentry school. Should they not be bared from practice . Moral obligation and the executing of judgement should be in the faithful and honest man or womans hands.Dishonesty and unatural behaviour hides behind the law. When liberty is compromised by corrupt passing of judgement, danger and slavery inter in to your house, farm, home or nation. It is never right to take a stand for that which is wrong. Nor to side with a stranger to your own childrens hurt. Unless you are the stranger come to power in our house through diseption and corrupt passing of or manipulation of our laws in which you will be removed once fully understood by the people again. And the power of the people to take action once motivated. It is better for me to vent through words to motivate people to remove their patronage from the corrupt business or government.Regardless of the inconvenience or hardship at first.Policing agents being servants of the people should protect our children and not serve corruption through blind obedeance to a corruptly administered law !
     -- R. Pittman, Salem     
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