Cicero on the right to self-defense

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“There exists a law, not written down anywhere, but inborn in our hearts, a law which comes to us not by training or custom or reading, a law which has come to us not from theory but from practice, not by instruction but by natural intuition. I refer to the law which lays down that, if our lives are endangered by plots or violence or armed robbers or enemies, any and every method of protecting ourselves is morally right.”
— Marcus Tullius Cicero

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General Mattis Crosses Potomac With 100,000 Troops; President, Senate Flee City

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Little bit of Roman history humor here:

General Mattis Crosses Potomac With 100,000 Troops; President, Senate Flee City

“The President has not been seen since early yesterday morning, but sources inside the State Department confirm that he is on a scheduled goodwill trip to Egypt, which was kept from the press for safety reasons.”

The die has been cast.

(Egypt!!!)

H/t: Instapundit

Ciaran Hinds as Julius Caesar from Rome HBO

Julius Caesar, as portrayed by Ciaran Hinds in Rome (HBO). From The Daily Mail