Never truer than today!

The philosopher and poet Cicero wrote the following more than 2,000 years ago, but in the current political climate, with the November election drawing near, never was it truer than in 2008.

“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot
survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable,
for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves
amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through
all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself.

“For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to
his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments. He appeals
to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul
of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine
the pillars of the city. He infects the body politic so that it can no
longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.” – Cicero (42 BC)

Quotes Worth Reading

I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity, is like
a man standing in a bucket, and trying to lift himself up by the
handle.” – Winston Churchill

“Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of
Congress but I repeat myself.” – Mark Twain.

“A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on
the support of Paul.” – George Bernard Shaw

“A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which
debt he proposes to pay off with your money.” – G Gordon Liddy

“Giving money and power to government, is like giving whiskey and
car keys to teen age boys.” – P. J. O’Rourke

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