Republic If You Can Keep It T-Shirt

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Republic If You Can Keep It

Upon walking out of Independence Hall after the Constitutional Convention in 1787, Benjamin Franklin was asked a provocative question.  Someone shouted out, “Doctor, what have we got? A republic or a monarchy?”

To which Franklin supposedly responded, with a rejoinder at once witty and ominous: “A republic, if you can keep it.”
His quote was meant to serve as a warning. Our republic is fragile and volatile. It requires great care and protection if we want to maintain it. 


Fit: Athletic
Material: 60% cotton / 40% polyester
        Small - 3XL
        4.3 oz.
        fabric laundered for reduced shrinkage
        1x1 baby rib-knit set-in collar

Available in: Black, Heavy Metal Grey, Military Green, Red, and White.