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Cicero Warned About the Evils of an Ambitious Government

   by Diane Rufino, July 15, 2018 “When a government becomes powerful, it is a usurper which takes bread from innocent mouths and deprives honorable men of their substance for votes with which to perpetuate itself.” — Marcus Tullius Cicero. … Continue reading

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How a Republic Dies

by Diane Rufino, December 30, 2013 One of my all-time favorite HBO series is ROME, starring Kevin McKidd and Ray Stevenson.  Borrowing on a theme similar to Forrest Gump, the series follows the journey of two men in Julius Caesar’s … Continue reading

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Self-Governing Individuals are Necessary for a Self-Governing Society

by Diane Rufino Self-governing individuals are necessary to have a self-governing society. That is, only a moral and disciplined people are capable of being governed by a limited government. Those who are not need greater government. The Pilgrims taught us … Continue reading

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