Friday, December 23, 2005

Will Republicans Save the Republic?

Ray McGovern, a retired CIA analyst now working for the Church of the Savior in Washington, D.C., has written an essay with an interesting historical parallel entitled, "Will Republican Senators Save the Republic?" Here's a quote:

Let's hope history does not repeat itself. The constitution of ancient Rome was put in place in 510 BC, when the republicans overthrew the last of the Roman kings, Tarquin the Proud. As was the case 2300 years later in the newborn USA, the introduction of constitutional order meant the rule of law and not of kings, providing liberty under law for every Roman citizen. That experiment lasted almost five centuries, until the Roman senators fell down on the job.

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