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March 15, 2013 - 12:48 pm

Sarah Hoyt has a terrific idea: Make the Ides of March, famously the day on which Gaius Julius Caesar was executed for the crime of ending the Roman Republic and proclaiming himself Dictator for Life.

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Thanks God for term limits and even more fundamental limits in our extraodinary constitution.

Tyrannies have been very common in the course of history, and regardless of how one understands the meaning of the word "progress", there are still today on this earth many more people who are merely subjects instead of having been elevated to the improbable status of citizens. The commemoration of the Ides of March would be a good time to remind ourselves of this.

If we manage to forget it, we won't bother to push back before it's too late, and the goose will be cooked. Let us not fall for bread circus and other goodies magically dispensed by the one.
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At least he had the guts (pun intended) to proclaim himself dictator instead of claiming not being one.

Ironically he is remembered by History in mostly positive light, instead of someone who has destroyed the Roman democratic ruling. A lot of tyrants ever since have tried to emulate him with gruesome consequences.
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Otherwise known as "Happy Stab a Tyrant in the Guts" day. H/T LTC. Tom Kratman, USA, Retired.
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