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VICTORY Is Not Defeat

Marcus Tullius Cicero 42 B.C


Marcus Tullius Cicero 42 B.C

Saturday, March 24, 2007 5:08 PM

A friend of mine has called attention to this quote:

“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 menHe 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.”

Very appropriate here.  Yes?  No?

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May 28, 2007 - Posted by | Leftinistra

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  1. […] Jump to Comments There is a quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero that has been making the rounds at blogs for a few years, mostly on the side of the hard right  and Libertarians, usually invoked in the […]

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