Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The More Things Change The More Things Stay The Same

Something from the church bulletin:

The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled. Public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be Tempered and Controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be Curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, Instead of living on public assistance. Cicero-55BC

The actual quote is: "The arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and assistance to foreign hands should be curtailed, lest Rome fall."

This alleged quote from Marcus Tullius Cicero that began circulating on the Internet in October, 2008, is based on a true statement from the great Roman orator, but someone added a lot to it to make it match some of what the United States was facing economically.

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