Monday, December 5, 2011

O tempora, O mores!

On this day in 63 BC, Marcus Tullius Cicero, the consul of Rome, stood in the Roman Senate to expose the plot of Lucius Sergius Catilina and his allies to overthrow the Roman government. Ciecero famously said, "How long, O Catiline, will you abuse our patience? And for how long will that madness of yours mock us? To what end will your unbridled audacity hurl itself?" Fast-forwarding two millenia, it is regrettable that one can so easily put those same questions to our current "Catilina": the Grand Old Party.

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