Sunday, March 3, 2013

Deus Salva Noster Republic!!!

"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 gates freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears no 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."  Cicero, 106 BC-43 BC
These words ring as true today as they did 2000 years ago.


  1. I have long felt that the American dream was paralleling the decline of the Roman Republic, as many of our Forefathers felt it might. That Cicero's works are as relevant today as they were two millennia ago is just further proof.

  2. This was so appropriate and timely in describing our present situation that I took the liberty of posting this on my little blog ( ) with attribution of course.