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It was Franklin -- responding to the question ""Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?"" as the 1787 Constitutional Convention- who said ""A republic, if you can keep it."" Earl Warren, more than most, knows firsthand the challenge ""keeping it"" entails, and therefore it is only natural that this summing up of his constitutional convictions should stress that our individual liberties are in constant danger of erosion, that they live precariously under the loaded gun of majoritarian ignorance and indifference. "We can have justice whenever those who have not been injured by injustice are as outraged by it as those who have been." This statement could well have been from one of Mr. Warren's opinions. Instead, these are the words of Solon of Athens, spoken in 594 B.C. and quoted by the Chief Justice in A Republic, If You Can Keep It. The words are appropriate for this work attempts to enlist those citizens who have not suffered in the battle against injustice. Warren tries to encourage others to recognize and advocate the need for a concerned citizenry. He feels that unless citizens know the results of injustice, realize the need for civic education and understand the significance of the historical development of our democracy, we could lose our republic."We can have justice whenever those who have not been injured by injustice are as outraged by it as those who have been.