Sunday, September 6, 2009

A Closing Thought for the Night





"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."
- Cicero, 42 B.C.

10 comments:

j summ said...

if that does not perfectly describe the lincoln of our times association with bill ayers, saul alinsky, jeremiah wright, van jones, and his affinity for ahmadinejad, chavez, and castro, nothing does.

Soloman said...

Good stuff.

BATS RIGHT, THROWS RIGHT *** said...

Obama: Traitor

Pelosi: Traitor

Reid: Traitor

Oprah: Traitor

Barney Frank: Traitor

Ted Kennedy: Traitor

That's just a start, feel free to add to list.

blackandgoldfan said...

j: I thought this was a great quote. Too bad it's very appropriate.

blackandgoldfan said...

Soloman: Thanks dude!

blackandgoldfan said...

Bats: The one name that springs to mind right away is Sheila Jackson Lee. She refuses to salute the American flag. That makes her a traitor BITCH!

LandShark 5150 said...

I ran a post, last year, very similar to this. As someone who has taken the very same oath our representatives have, as do all who serve this country, I find great offence to the leaders acts of treason. I have to look at it in a different light, they are the enemy within the gates. They will do anything, not to be discovered. You are doing some great post, KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK. sharky

blackandgoldfan said...

Sharky: Thank you so much! So many of the current government wonks are guilty of treason that you need a program to keep them straight.

Hope your weekend went well!!

The Conservative Lady said...

Appropriate (as you say) and chilling.

blackandgoldfan said...

Con Lady: It is very chilling. Do you think Cicero wrote that for just an occasion such as this?