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Benjamin Franklin, one of the founders of the Republic which later became known as the United States of America, is reputed to have said:  “We have given you a Republic.  It remains to be seen if you will be able to retain it.”  What was he talking about?  

A Republic is defined in the dictionary as:  1 a nation in which the supreme power is held by the people or their elected representatives or by an elected or nominated president, not by a monarch, etc. 2 a society with equality between its members.”  These two definitions may often be in conflict, in that 1 does not necessarily lead to 2.  Elected representatives are inevitably not of equal status with those electing the individual.  

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This is particularly true in congress, parliament, or other form of national republicanism, where as Laurence Gardner has pointed out, when a representative takes office, they inevitably undergo a transformation from being someone representing the position of the people to its government, to being someone representing the government to the people.  As such they have become a member of the elite whose apparently sole purpose is to keep the people from rebelling against them and the government of which they have become a part.  They no longer represent us, but represent instead them.  It’s as if your attorney no longer represents your best interests, but instead the other side.  [Which in any case involving the government is always precisely the situation -- as a matter of law!]  

The concept of a Republic, when applied to ancient governments, implied some degree of popular or collective power and the absence of hereditary or autocratic rule.  Even Oliver Cromwell’s rule in Great Britain had a sense of the common welfare, or that the proper end or purpose of government was to support the people.  As Encyclopedia Britannica so succinctly puts it, “The modern usage of ‘republic’ derives from these dual ideas; absence of monarchy, and some degree of avowed concern for the common welfare of the state and for public control of participation.”  

Based on the current situation of a near-hereditary Presidency, selected for political reasons by five members of its Supreme Court, the United States is no longer the Republic that Benjamin Franklin and the other founders gave us.  In effect, we are apparently not up to the task of retaining their gift.

Clearly the American citizenry is not heeding the sage advice of Lao Tzu (c. 600 B.C.E.) and more recently, Frank Zappa (May 1977):

"The more prohibitions there are, the poorer the people will be."

"The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it's profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way, and you will see a brick wall at the back of the theater."

Plato’s Republic, meanwhile, considers the ethical nature of Justice, whether the concept is truly good news or bad news, and whether or not there is a rational principle at its root.  Plato, in fact, argues that there is such a principle, that justice is the spiritual necessity of manifesting to their greatest achievement our hereditary talents and abilities.  He goes on to consider the type of society wherein the principle of justice had the power to manifest authority (and how it might acquire such power), that the principles which would regulate a society would also be the principles of a virtuous private life, and ultimately how the morals upon which all are based are derived from the metaphysical principles derived from the philosophy of science.  

Plato thus provides us with the connecting link between the establishment of Justice and a Republic with that of science, those natural laws which rule us regardless of governments and groups intent upon their own form of rule.  It is thus, from a Platonic viewpoint, not possible to establish and comprehend Justice, Order, and Law without understanding first the scientific principles under which our lives are truly ruled.  The degree to which Plato understood the Sacred Mathematics, the Connective Physics, the Consciousness to which our sense of Justice is tied, is not the relevant issue.  Rather, that there is the all-important connecting link which is the fundamentally important point.  

Lothar Schäfer has said that, “In our legal system, mechanism is the view that the assumption of precise procedural technicalities constitutes justice.  In our political system, mechanism is the view that the assertion of finely formulated personal rights constitutes the ideal democracy.  In our public administration, it is the view that responsible service manifests itself by the enforcement of finely split bureaucratic regulations.  All of these attitudes are the attidues of barbarians.” [emphasis added]  

Schäfer goes on to note that Socrates related virtue to knowledge.  What we know about physical reality must affect our way of life.”  If we know and understand, we can choose to be good.”  Conversely, what we don’t know will allow ourselves to be deceived by those who have chosen to not be so good.  

In essence, the universe and the manner in which it evolves is based upon mathematics, geometry, physics, and science.  These in turn imply a natural order, a system of Justice, and the Nature of Law which reflect a universal design.  Anything other, or in addition to, is pointless in that it does not reflect the reality of existence.  And given justice in this sense, the natural form of the social contract between sentient beings is that of a Republic.  Everything in violation of this is thus a temporary aberration -- the only question being the length of the “temporary” (or how long before the people resort to Anarchy, Revolution, and/or Creating Reality in their own manner).  

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