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  • The End of the Republic [Book Review of Robert Harris' "Dictator"]

    02/14/2016 11:22:29 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 14, 2016 | Daniel Wiser
    In his Republic, Cicero produced one of history's staunchest defenses for a career in politics. Composed in the late 50s B.C. while the Roman republic enjoyed a period of precarious stability under the triumvirate of Caesar, Pompey, and Crassus, and styled after the famous work of Plato, the Republic first addressed the claims of those who want nothing to do with governing the state, and would prefer a quiet life unsullied by politics. Politicians, after all, tend to be "worthless," according to these critics. Moreover, who would want to try to rule a capricious citizenry, or subject themselves to "foul...
  • Ted Cruz Loves The Senate - The Roman Senate

    01/22/2016 12:58:36 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 27 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 1/22/2016 | Taylor wofford
    RTX22LO4 Why does Ted Cruz, left, make so many references to Cicero, right? And what does that mean for his hopes in the 2016 presidential election? REUTERS U.S.TED CRUZCICERO Ted Cruz's onstage appearance with Sean Hannity was going well. It was February 2015, and Cruz, like all the other GOP hopefuls, was at the Conservative Political Action Conference near Washington, D.C., being lobbed softballs by the Fox News talking head. Hannity was playing a little word game. "I'm going to ask you about three people, first words that come to your mind," Hannity said. "Barack Hussein Obama," Hannity prompted. Cruz...
  • None Dare Call It Treason

    03/02/2015 6:11:32 PM PST · by PoliticallyShort · 14 replies ^ | 03/02/2015 | Nick
    <p>A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within”, stated Marcus Tullius Cicero.</p>
  • Cruz to 'Emperor' Obama: 'How Long Is That Madness of Yours Still to Mock Us?'

    11/20/2014 1:27:03 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 39 replies ^ | November 20, 2014
    Thursday on the Senate floor Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) used the words of philosopher and politician Marcus Cicero who advocated to return to a Republican government after the Roman Emperor Julius Caesar died. Cruz addressed the speech to President Obama using the words of Cicero saying: The words of Cicero powerfully relevant 2,077 years later. When, President Obama, do you mean to cease abusing our patience? How long is that madness of yours still to mock us? When is there to be an end to that unbridled audacity of yours swaggering about as it does now? Do not the nightly...
  • The Wisdom of Cicero is Timeless (SEN. Cruz Senate Floor 11/20/14?

    11/20/2014 11:28:55 AM PST · by winoneforthegipper · 24 replies
    youtube ^ | 11/20/14 | Ted Cruz
    The Wisdom of Cicero is Timeless
  • Ted Cruz Mad Libs a Cicero speech to protest Obama's executive action on immigration

    11/20/2014 12:39:03 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 20, 2014 | Justin Green
    Sen. Ted Cruz took to the Senate floor Thursday to deliver a slightly changed version of a very old speech as a form of protest against President Obama's planned executive action on immigration. The Texas Republican, in a four-minute address, gave a gently edited version of Cicero's first oration against Cataline. Obama was substituted for Cataline, the U.S./Mexico border was swapped in for the Palatine Hill, "women" was added to references to men, "pen and phone" made an appearance, "execution" was changed to "defeat" and the IRS scandal showed up near the end. The video is above, and the text...
  • A Nation Can Survive Its Fools,Even The Ambitious But it Can Not Survive Treason From Within

    11/09/2014 1:00:59 PM PST · by lbryce · 9 replies
    Google Plus ^ | November 9, 2014 | Cicero
    Exact Quote;Traitor: "A Nation Can Survive It's Fools, and Even the Ambitious, But it Can Not Survive Treason From Within"
  • Documents: Man charged in shooting of mother and daughter had threatened to kidnap girl

    02/15/2014 8:28:13 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 15, 2014 | Alice Fabbre
    A man who was charged with shooting a 15-year-old girl and her mother outside of their Romeoville home this week had threatened to rape and kidnap the girl last year and was ordered by a judge to stay away from them, according to court documents. Erick M. Maya, 23, of the 5600 block of Park Avenue in Cicero was charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of aggravated battery with a firearm and one count of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, said Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow. Maya had a previous dating relationship with...
  • Chicago man charged in slaying of Cicero restaurant owner

    06/22/2013 7:39:34 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 22, 2013
    Charges have been filed in the death of a Cicero restaurant owner who was shot in the chest after he confronted a robber who was holding a gun to his wife's head near the cash register, police said this morning. Matthew A. Brown-Turner, 25, has been charged with murder and attempted armed robbery in the fatal shooting of Giovanni Donancricchia, 64, early Thursday morning. He is due in bond court this morning.
  • Wrong Side of History?

    03/27/2013 3:08:25 PM PDT · by fwdude · 9 replies
    Family Policy Institute of Washington ^ | March 27, 2013 | Joseph Backholm
    You’re probably aware that the Supreme Court is hearing cases on the constitutionality of laws defining marriage as a relationship between a man and a woman. You’ve probably also heard talking heads insist that public opinion has shifted, that same-sex marriage is inevitable, and 50 years from now everyone will wonder what the big deal was. This is for those of you who may be a bit unsettled by all of it. You’re not crazy. The world may be going mad, but not for the first time. In the words of the apostle Paul, “professing to be wise they became...
  • Holy crap! EMC gives Vatican Library 2.8PB to store manuscripts

    03/07/2013 2:30:08 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies
    The Register (UK) ^ | 7th March 2013 16:04 GMT | By Chris Mellor •
    The Vatican Library is losing its walls. Its 89,000 historic manuscripts are being made available online for access by scholars world-wide courtesy of EMC. The library, properly known as the Vatican Apostolic Library, is located in the Vatican City and is one of the oldest libraries in the world, established formally in 1475 but thought to have functioned for a long time before that. The library's function is to be a resource for scholars researching history, law, philosophy, science and theology.The Abyss of Hell by Sandro Botticelli in the Vatican Library It stores some 89,000 manuscripts, including 8,900 incunabula, manuscripts...
  • How Do You Spell Retaliation

    02/05/2013 10:19:59 AM PST · by notted · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/05/2013 | Roger Kimball
    "Now that I look back to Cicero’s life and work, however, few figures from any age seem as searingly pertinent to our own social and political life"... 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...
  • Dirty Tricks, Roman-Style

    03/17/2012 4:52:12 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies ^ | 3-16-12 | PHILIP FREEMAN
    Campaign tips from Cicero's brother sound awfully familiar It was a bitter and volatile campaign, with accusations of inconsistency, incompetence and scandal filling the air. Candidates competed to portray themselves as the true conservative choice, while voters fretted about the economy and war threatened in the Middle East. The year was 64 B.C., and Marcus Tullius Cicero was running for Roman consul. Cicero was a political outsider from a small town near Rome, but he was a brilliant man and gifted speaker, with a burning desire to gain the highest office in the ancient republic. As the campaign approached, his...
  • Why it matters that our democracy trust in God

    06/05/2011 6:12:29 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 15 replies
    CERC ^ | April 25, 2011 | FATHER ROBERT BARRON
    Why it matters that our democracy trust in GodFATHER ROBERT BARRONI was pleased to see that the United States Supreme Court recently dismissed a suit brought by Michael Newdow, a Sacramento man who wanted to remove the phrase “In God We Trust” from the nation’s coins and paper currency, as well as from the fronts of our public buildings. The tired argument that the gentleman brought forward was that this custom somehow violates the first amendment guarantee that the government shall make no law either establishing an official religion or prohibiting the free exercise of religion in the United...
  • Why Ronald Reagan beats John F. Kennedy as a better presdient

    01/27/2011 1:14:16 PM PST · by presidio9 · 42 replies
    Irish Voice ^ | Thursday, January 27, 2011 | Tom Deignan
    The 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s inauguration recently passed, and the event was marked by much hoopla. There were nostalgic observations about the brilliance of JFK’s “Ask not what your country can do for you…” speech that frigid January morning back in 1960. And there was also a fair bit of blarney, such as pundit Chris Matthews on The Colbert Report implying that JFK became president at a time when there were still “No Irish Need Apply” signs. (Matthews, by the way, more than made up for this slip by writing a brilliant piece in The Washington Post about...
  • Wisdom from Long Ago

    01/24/2010 9:51:48 AM PST · by MosesKnows · 5 replies · 364+ views
    Wisdom To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but it morally treasonable to the American public. The greatest threat to the freedom of any nation is erosion-not of soil, but erosion of the national morality and character. What we have to fear is not force from without, but weakness from within. These are the pillars upon which any nation's national security rests. 1.Faith in God and the universal brotherhood of all mankind. 2.Strong homes and family ties. 3.A...
  • Barack Obama Wins Indianapolis 500!

    10/09/2009 9:23:05 AM PDT · by atc23 · 33 replies · 1,661+ views
    Pravda | 10/9/2009
    Barack Hussien Obama wins the Indy 500 for the 4th consecutive time. Rest of field declines to test his mettle - refuse to finish race!
  • Does Ari's (Emanuel) Mom Have A Secret Recipe? (Rahm Emanuel and Moore's F 9/11)

    03/25/2007 11:40:10 AM PDT · by Chgogal · 27 replies · 3,151+ views
    Nikki Finke's Deadline Hollywood Daily ^ | Sunday, October 22nd, 2006 | Nikke Finke
    Endeavor Agency's Ari Emanuel talks several times a day to his brother, U.S. Rep. Rahm Emanuel, who is masterminding the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's midterm elections. There's a well-reported piece on Rahm in today's Washington Post (Fighting For The Spoils) that mentions Ari. "They all play to win, those Emanuel boys. Rahm (left) is the middle son of three. His big brother, Ezekiel, is a Harvard oncologist and bioethicist. Younger brother Ari (below) is a high-flying agent in Los Angeles. He made news recently as the only major agent to publicly call for an industrywide shunning of Mel Gibson following...
  • SAVAGE to discuss lobbyist Jack Abramoff (03/Jan/06)

    01/03/2006 4:20:21 PM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 9 replies · 893+ views
    Savage radio show ^ | 03/Jan/06 | self
    Comment here on what Savage has to say. The following links are for stations carrying Savage on the internet from 4-7pm PST, 6-9pm CST, 7-10pm EST etc... (Note links are not active-you need to search) KERN KSTE KXL WPHB WCBM - they tape delay the show on the net, 10p-1a EST, 9p-12m CST 97.1 St. Louis - tape delayed from 10p-1aEST, 9p-12mCST, you have to download their player software KRLA - not sure yet what their hours of coverage are
  • A Season of Thanksgiving

    11/23/2005 8:42:58 AM PST · by HangnJudge · 301+ views
    anotherThink ^ | 11-12-05 | anotherThink
    When you arrive in the land I am giving you and you harvest your first crops, bring the priest some grain from the first portion of your grain harvest. On the first day after the Sabbath, the priest will lift it up before the Lord so it may be accepted on your behalf. ... This is a permanent law for you, and it must be observed wherever you live. —Leviticus 23:9-11, 14 (NLT) Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others. —Cicero, Pro Plancio, 54 B.C. As our skepticism about God has increased,...
  • Vanity: New episode of "ROME" on HBO-HD tonight (Episode 9: UTICA)-GGG Ping!

    10/30/2005 5:31:07 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 24 replies · 1,326+ views
    HBO ^ | 30 OCT 05 | dcbryan1
    Episode 9: Utica With Scipio and Cato defeated, Caesar returns home to a hero's welcome. Vorenus and Pullo's showdown with local thug Erastes gets an unexpected reprieve from Caesar. Servilia's plan to use Octavia to unearth a secret about Caesar backfires. Don't miss the all new episode "Utica", Sunday, October 30th at 9PM ET.
  • Cicero (IL) lawmaker's hat in Mexico race, State senator seeks role as adviser to Fox

    09/22/2005 10:08:25 AM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 7 replies · 345+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 22, 2005 | Oscar Avila
    If state Sen. Martin Sandoval succeeds in his next election Saturday, he will serve in Mexico City as well as Springfield. Sandoval is running for a seat on an advisory council created by Mexico President Vicente Fox in 2002 to incorporate Mexicans living in the United States into his government's policymaking. Sandoval would be the first elected official in the U.S. to serve on the advisory council. That raises the peculiar prospect of the Cicero Democrat offering policy advice in an official capacity to Mexican Cabinet members while creating laws in Illinois. The possibility has some observers praising his vision...
  • [Cicero's]"Media Plays McCain Like Fiddle"

    06/23/2005 9:58:24 AM PDT · by Matchett-PI · 9 replies · 637+ views
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | June 22, 2005 | Rush Limbaugh
    The transcript of Rush's commentary is copied below. I will preface it with Cicero's commentary. It fits with RINOS like McCain, the MSM, and MOST of todays' DemocRATS: "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...
  • Cicero's 42 BC comments on Dick Durbin

    06/16/2005 12:48:22 PM PDT · by milbuf · 50 replies · 1,918+ views
    vanity | 42 BC | Marcus Tullius Cicero
    "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 men. He rots...
  • Mystery Candidate Elected To Illinois House (GOP Incumbent Loses to "Ghost Candidate")

    11/04/2004 7:17:37 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 9 replies · 758+ views
    CBS 2 Chicago ^ | November 4, 2004 | AP
    CHICAGO (AP) Michelle Chavez didn't plaster Cicero with campaign signs. She didn't hand out leaflets, pick up the phone to ask state political leaders for help, pester local reporters to include her in their campaign stories or even respond to a newspaper's pre-election candidate questionnaire. But she was on the ballot as a Democrat, and apparently that was enough for the voters to elect her as a state representative over the Republican incumbent, Rep. Frank Aguilar. "I can't think of an instance when someone ran such a low-scale candidacy and won," said Cindi Canary, director of the Illinois Campaign for...
  • The Antikythera Mechanism: Physical and Intellectual Salvage from the 1st Century B.C.

    08/14/2004 3:01:21 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 39 replies · 1,380+ views
    The Antikythera mechanism was an arrangement of calibrated differential gears inscribed and configured to produce solar and lunar positions in synchronization with the calendar year. By rotating a shaft protruding from its now-disintegrated wooden case, its owner could read on its front and back dials the progressions of the lunar and synodic months over four-year cycles. He could predict the movement of heavenly bodies regardless of his local government's erratic calendar. From the accumulated inscriptions and the position of the gears and year-ring, Price deduced that the device was linked closely to Geminus of Rhodes, and had been built on...
  • Reviving Two Old Series

    11/27/2002 4:15:06 PM PST · by A.J.Armitage · 63 replies · 1,673+ views
    I used to do two series of threads. One was about politics and government in the Greco-Roman civilization, and the other was my own columns. Here's a list of them: Ancient Politics and Government The Athenian Constitution, Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, and Part Five by Aristotle Chapter One of Polybius and the Founding Fathers by Marshall Davies Lloyd Deeds of Augustus by Caesar Augustus Cicero by Plutarch The Conspiracy of Catiline by Sallust Lives of the Twelve Caesars by Suetonius JuliusAugustusTiberiusCaligulaClaudiusNeroGalbaOtho The American Constitutionalist-In Defense of "Underage" Drinking -Anarchy vs. the Right to Life -Calling a...
  • The Fortunes of Permanence

    07/20/2002 9:56:00 PM PDT · by beckett · 239+ views
    The New Criterion ^ | Summer 2002 | Roger Kimball
    The Fortunes of Permanence by Roger Kimball Do not be proud of the fact that your grandmother was shocked at something which you are accustomed to seeing or hearing without being shocked. It may be that your grandmother was an extremely lively and vital animal, and that you are a paralytic.—G. K. Chesterton, As I Was SayingHow but in custom and in ceremony Are innocence and beauty born? Ceremony’s a name for the rich horn, And custom the spreading laurel tree.—W. B. Yeats, “A Prayer For My Daughter” “Seven and a half hours of mild, unexhausting labour, and then the...
  • The Music of the Spheres, or the Metaphysics of Music

    06/03/2002 8:57:40 PM PDT · by cornelis · 51 replies · 692+ views
    ISI.ORG ^ | Fall 2001 | Robert R. Reilly
    THE MUSIC OF THE SPHERES, OR THE METAPHYSICS OF MUSIC . . . According to tradition, the harmonic structure of music was discovered by Pythagoras about the fifth century B.C. Pythagoras experimented with a stretched piece of cord. When plucked, the cord sounded a certain note. When halved in length and plucked again, the cord sounded a higher note completely consonant with the first. In fact, it was the same note at a higher pitch. Pythagoras had discovered the ration 2:1, of the octave. Further experiments, plucking the strings two-thirds of its original length produced a perfect fifth in the...