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The Wisdom of Cicero

The blogs, twitter, facebook, u-tube, newspapers magazines—all filled with nonsense, trivia and, puffery. Please note these few comments from Cicero (106 B.C. –– 43 B.C.)

Consider this passage from Cicero’s On Duties:

“Whoever governs a country must first see to it that citizens keep what belongs to them and that the state does not take from individuals what is rightfully theirs. … As for those politicians who pretend they are friends of the common people and try to pass laws redistributing property and drive people out of their homes or champion legislation forgiving loans, I say they are undermining the very foundations of our state. They are destroying social harmony, which cannot exist when you take away money from some to give it to others. They are also destroying fairness, which vanishes when people cannot keep what rightfully belongs to them. For as I have said, it is the proper role of government to guard the right of citizens to control their own property.”

SEEMS LIKE THE WHITE HOUSE NEEDS TO BE EDUCATED.

AND SPEAKING OF EDUCATION, HOW ABOUT THESE WORDS FROM CICERO:

“Nescire autem quid ante quam natus sis acciderit id est semper esse puerum.”
“ Not to know what happened before you were born, that is to be always a boy, to be forever a child.”

TOO BAD THE WISDOM OF THE AGES HAS BEEN UTTERLY FORGOTTEN.              OH LORD, ARE WE IN BAD SHAPE.

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