History records, when Benjamin Franklin walked out the doors of Independence Hall at the end of the 1787 Constitutional Convention, A woman asked him, “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a Republic or a Monarchy?” Benjamin replied, “A Republic my dear. If you can keep it.” This quote tells us how important it is to educate ourselves, and our children. We all must understand the power the Constitution gives us, the people. By understanding our rights and the governments limits, we will have the knowledge to fight against political heresy. Sadly, way too many Americans have never read it, and so they only know what others have told them it means. This is why so many are willing to give away their constitutional rights to the government. Thus, the government now has more power than it was intended to have.