"Do not blame Caesar, blame the people of Rome who have so enthusiastically acclaimed and adored him and rejoiced in their loss of freedom and danced in his path and given him triumphal processions. Blame the people who hail him when he speaks in the Forum of the new wonderful good society which shall now be Rome's, interpreted to mean more money, more ease, more security, and more living fatly at the expense of the industrious."
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Justice Millard Fillmore Caldwell
(1897-1984) 29th Governor of Florida (1945–1949), U.S. Representative (1933-1941), and Florida Supreme Court Justice
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Speech entitled 'Cicero's Prognosis' delivered by Justice Millard Caldwell of the Florida Supreme Court to the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, Inc. Often misattributed to Marcus Tullius Cicero himself.
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 -- Bruski, Naples FL     
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    In the Book of Hosea it states, "My people shall perish for lack of knowledge, because they reject knowledge." People are lazy and don't do their homework at election time.
     -- Anonymous, Oakland, TN     
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    Great quote!
     -- Mary-MI     
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    Pretty well sums up our country today. Folks complain about the mess we are in and then vote the same people in that caused this mess. Truly it has been said that Government is a Disease Masquerading as it's own Cure.
     -- jim k, Austin     
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    Anonymous, Oakland, TN. Interesting application of the 28th bk OT, Hosea, 4:6. speaking of Israel's Rejection of the knowledge of God. For the children of Israel shall abide many days without a king, and without a prince, and without a sacrifice, and without an image, and without an ephod, and without teraphim: Afterward shall the children of Israel return, and seek the Lord their God, and David their king; and shall fear the Lord and his goodness In the ( Latter Days ). For so many who clam to KNOW the Truth, they should be teachers rather than Complainers ! It is a time for children to be taught ! Hosea points out a prediction 2:23," I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy; and I will say to them which were Not my People, Thou Art My People; and they shall say, Thou art my God." 6:6 For I desire Mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings." Placing in the minds and hearts of those to come. ( Act 28:28 Be it known therefore unto you, ( Israel ) that the salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles, and that they will HEAR IT. ) Israel is blind in part, until WE the People get our job done ! II Tim 2:15 Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be Ashamed, Rightly Dividing the word of Truth." This in continuance throughout history, from the beginning to the end. In Amen, covers it all. Liberty is Life, never oppression which lives fatly at the expense of the industrious slave. One needs a Doctor to cut the cancer out Jim. !! Loyalty lies in the heart of the Patriot, not his pocket book. That love within the ranks knows who to follow. Semper FI
     -- Ronw13, Yachats OR     
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