I Ask You, What Is Truly A Republican? | Song of Liberté—Veillons au Salut de l’Empire

There is a question I simply put forth. I ask you, Citizen . . . and American — What is truly a REPUBLICAN? Ask yourselves!

“Liberté. Liberté!”

We must and will gain hold of the REPUBLICAN IDEAL again, and embody it in a new way, truly honoring its origins and purpose.

. . . because the Republican Man and Ideal is something far greater than our parties can comprehend, or express.

As life is at times born in strife, so will our once noble cause, infused with our will and knowledge!

“Soyez resolus a nes plus servir, et vous voila libres. Je ne vous demande pas de le pousser, de l’ ebranler, maus seulement de ne plus le soutenir, et vous le verrez, tel un grand colosse dont on a brise la base, fondre sous son poids et se rompre.”

“Be resolute to serve no more, and you are at once free. I do not ask you to push him, to topple him over, but only to cease sustaining, and you will see him, as a great colossus whose pedestal we’ve shattered, fall of his own weight and break.”

ETIENNE DE LA Boétie, THE DISCOURSE OF INVOLUNTARY SERVITUDE. (see THE POLITICS OF DISOBEDIENCE ON LA BOÉTIE’S THOUGHT ON LIBERTY AND TYRANNY)

American classical dancer, Florence Noyes, March 3, 1913, Women’s Suffrage Pageant for Equal Rights, dressed as LADY LIBERTY and COLUMBIA donning a metal Phyrgian Red Cap of Liberty.

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