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Friday, December 20, 2013

America, at age 237.

"I disagree with what you say, but will defend to the death my right to ruin you for having offended me with it."

The notion that we are one people--fellow citizens--is shriveling by the day.

God help us.


  1. Good thing such lockstep thinking hasn't infected the Church, though. ... Ahem.

  2. Well, to be fair, most republics don't make it past 250.

    So, from a historical comparison to peer group, we're right on track: somewhere between the Brothers Gracchi and the Dictatorship of Sulla.

    Admittedly, the Roman Republic took about 350 years to get from foundation to the Gracchi, but they only acquired and overseas empire in the late 130s. Within a century of that, they'd had repeated demogogues, civil wars, slave revolts, and several dictators.

    Stay on target!