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July 4, 2012


A Warning to Our Nation

From Augustine of Hippo after the fall of the city of Rome:

“In truth, Rome, which was founded and increased by the labors of these ancient heroes, was more shamefully ruined by their descendants, while its walls were still standing, than it is now by the razing of them. For in this ruin there fell stones and timbers; but in the ruin those profligates effected, there fell, not the mural, but the moral bulwarks and ornaments of the city, and their hearts burned with passions more destructive than the flames which consumed their houses.” (The City of God, book 2.1)


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[1] Posted by SC blu cat lady on 7-4-2012 at 11:10 AM · [top]

Please feel free.

[2] Posted by Matt Kennedy on 7-4-2012 at 11:41 AM · [top]

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