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Andy D: High treason

Dear Editor:
 
America was once a beacon of light on the world but not today. It was a great super power that is now slowly dying because evil criminally minded men infiltrated the highest echelons of government with one goal in mind to commit high treason against the American people builders of this once great nation.
 
The quotes below regarding high treason are as timely today as when they were first penned.
 
"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 against the city. But the traitor moves among those within the gates freely, his sly whispers rustling through all alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears no traitor; he speaks in the accents familiar to his victim, 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. The traitor is the plague."
Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman Orator - 106-43 B.C.
 
"Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear -- kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor -- with the cry of grave national emergency ... Always there has been some terrible evil to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it by furnishing the exorbitant sums demanded. Yet, in retrospect, these disasters seem never to have happened, seem never to have been quite real."
General Douglas MacArthur, 1957
 
"The person who has ideas and carries out reforms will find himself embattled by those whose profits and privileges will be threatened by those reforms. But those who will stand to gain (most) from those reforms quite often do nothing ... and this is the greatest impediment to change."
Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince (paraphrased, published 1515)

"Cowards do not count in battle; they are there, but not in it."
Euripides (480 or 485–406 B.C.) - Meleager. Frag 523

Andy D.