By Earl Stewart - Local author
Feb. 2, 2011 —
President Eisenhower warned us about the military complex that would keep us in war if it were not controlled and look where we are now.
One man, Cicero, seems to have described it best in 43 years B.C.
“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 know 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; 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 the soul of a nation he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.” Cicero (106-43 BC)
At a time we are borrowing money from Chinese just to keep the light on in the White House, we spend money on projects such as these:
$900,000 for Chicago planetarium pushed by Rahm Emanuel, $190,000 to buy trolleys in Puerto Rico, $30,000 for lighthouse renovation in Maine, $7,800,000 for sea turtle research in Hawaii, $2,600,000 to monitor the population of Hawaiian Monk Seals, $1,500,000 for research on pelagic fisheries in Hawaii, $650,000 for beaver research and management in Mississippi and North Carolina, and $1,700,000 for a honeybee factory in the Rio Grande Valley.
Insanity is alive and well in Washington D.C.
The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Earl Stewart.