“When politics goes berserk, we all go mad,” writes author Charles L. Mee Jr.
“The citizens who do not vote, the businessmen whose corrupted and corrupting loyalties transcend the borders of their native land, the presidents and others who lurk about hiding their acts from the people and employing sneaks to spy upon their fellow citizens, public servants who presume to play at being masters, the foreign policy makers who try to distract our gaze by crying wolf here and there. Machiavelli could not do justice to this theme. Shakespeare’s Richard II could not weep copiously enough. We watched it play itself out, with the nerves of dead men in a dead Republic.”
Charles L. Mee Jr.
“A Visit to Haldeman and Other States of Mind”
Where is our shame, we men of a dying republic?