Sir John Harrington Quote

“Treason doth never prosper, what's the reason? For if it prosper, none dare call it Treason.”

~ Sir John Harrington

Epigrams, Book iv. Ep. 5.

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E Archer, NYC


jim k, Austin, Tx

Short and true.

Mike, Norwalk

When the court clergy (dressed in their priestly robes - from local to Supreme Court) are tantamount to the malignant legislature and heavily armed and depraved executive, treason prosperith.

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Mary-MI    1/7/13
J Carlton, Calgary

Laws that attempt to abridge the Constitution are by definition "Treasonous".

xander, las vegas

can someone please explain this quote for me?

Mike, Norwalk
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Mike, Norwalk xander, las vegas 11/9/20

“TREASON. The offense of attempting by overt acts to overthrow the government of the state to which the offender owes allegiance; or of betraying the state into the hands of a foreign power.” (Daniel Webster, Black’s Law Dictionary) George Washington’s acts were considered by the U.K. king to be treason. Once the U.S.A. had become a nation, George Washington’s acts were no longer considered “treasonous” but rather, patriotic. Joe Biden's acts while Vice President were "treasonous", once in power as President "none dare call it treason".


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