sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Saturday, May 11, 2013

History Repeats

Two thousand years ago the famous Roman Statesman and Orator 
Marcus Tullius Cicero gave a profound speech (without using a 
teleprompter) in which he described Barack Obama and Hillary 
Clinton with astounding accuracy.

Cicero said "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 he carries his banners openly. But the traitor moves among 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 traitor, he speaks in the accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their garments, and 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 a city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared."

Samuel Adams had a slightly different take on a similar problem: "Contemplate the mangled bodies of your countrymen, and then say, 'what should be the reward of such sacrifices?' Bid us and our posterity to bow the knee, supplicate the friendship, and plow, sow and reap to glut the avarice of men who have let loose on us the dogs of war to riot in our blood and hunt us from the face of the earth? If yes love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude more than the animating contest of freedom-go from us in peace. We ask not your counsel or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen." 

What about Obama's IRS?
  • Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., said "the fact that Americans were targeted by the IRS because of their political beliefs is unconscionable."
  • This administration has hired thousands of IRS agents to enforce Obamacare. This administration is dangerous. Is anyone watching them?
The Constitution hangs by a thread, my friends.