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Chuck Parkinson hosts Where Do We Go From Here and has added a civics lesson “short takes” -- “You and Your Democracy”. Each episode looks at the “Head and Heart” of Democracy. He explores the Values and Principles that have created our American Exceptionalism and examines the structures and institutions that give us the guardrails of our Democratic Republic. To quote Benjamin Franklin when asked in 1787 after the Constitutional Convention, “Doctor, what have we got? A republic or a monarchy?” To which Franklin responded, with a rejoinder at once witty and ominous: “A republic, if you can keep it.” So, take a look at what is this Great American Experiment and then ask “What do we need to do to keep it?”