Any of These Traitors in our Country?

by Steve Ray on August 26, 2016

CiceroA 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. The traitor is the plague.

Marcus Tullius Cicero(106-43 B.C.) Roman Statesman, Philosopher and Orator
Speech in the Roman Senate in 58 BC

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Mark August 26, 2016 at 5:51 PM

I think what is worse, is the number of people who support that enemy and don’t care about what it means to our nation and its future generations.

Michael Poulin August 26, 2016 at 6:54 PM

The traitor lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

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