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Former congressman: People don’t remember stories that made U.S. great

Congressman Allen B. West

By Cassie Burton (original source MRT News)  

“Former Florida congressman Allen West began a speech in Midland on Wednesday with a legenda about what Founding Father Benjamin Franklin said after the creation of the U.S. Constitution. When asked by a New York socialite if the government was to be “a monarchy or a republic,” Franklin is believed to have said, “A republic, if you can keep it.”

  West used the Constitution-Franklin anecdote (the anniversary of the Constitution’s creation is Sept. 17) and other historical references as a frame for his keynote speech at the Midland County Republican Women’s luncheon on Wednesday.”

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