Thursday, June 24, 2010

This is one of the more interesting comments in response to the last items posted. It clearly illustrates the dangers posed by the political left. We have some Ciceros - Ron Paul, Peter Schiff. But they are in danger and would be taken out by the left in a flash if they thought they could get away with it. We need to vigorously support them or face prospects of life without them.

"The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, the assistance of foreign lands should curtailed lest the Republic become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance."

- Marcus Tullius Cicero 55BC

Hopefully we don't continue to follow the habits in Rome much longer, because Civil War followed. Cicero, a true Patriot who worked to restore Rome to a Republic, was arrested in 48, had his head and hands cut off and placed in the senate forum where Mark Anthony's wife, sister of Augustus, pricked his tounge with her hair pin to the speakers mount. Arrogance at it's best.

We can be thankful that today miliatry commanders do not hire soldiers into armies and troops do not swear an oath to individual generals as they did then. The conquest for power might be as bloody.

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