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I’m taking this Ben Franklin quote from the musical 1776 that I watched on the 4th, as I do most years. I’m not certain whether he said it, but most of the lines in that movie are authentic, although frequently not in the place and time depicted, so I’m going to assume that Franklin actually said it. (If only there were some resource I could use to look up answers to these sorts of questions.)

“Treason… Treason is a charge invented by winners, as an excuse for hanging the losers.”

I’ve thought about this line in the last few days, because right now the losers are yelling treason, trying the hang the winners.

Funny old world, isn’t it?

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  1. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
    Bryan G. StephensJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    The left never loses, it just has setbacks.

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    • July 20, 2017, at 3:18 AM PDT
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  2. Hypatia Inactive

    I just read an article in American Thinker about the Bavarian Separatist movement. (Yuh, they wanna leave Germany!)

    Germany sez nein! their Constitution does not accommodate any state leaving.

    To which the Bavarian leader replied:

    “When you want to drain the swamp, you do not ask the frogs!”

    ….but here in the US,

    the frogs,

    and the progs,

    are the only critters we do hear from.

    The bull-Prog chorus is trying to distract us from that sucking sound as the fetid waters of the swamp drain away.

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    • July 20, 2017, at 4:00 AM PDT
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  3. Miffed White Male Member
    Miffed White MaleJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    One of my favorite syllogisms:

    1: Dissent is the highest form of Patriotism.

    2: Treason is the highest form of Dissent.

    3: Therefore, Treason is the highest form of Patriotism.

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    • July 20, 2017, at 4:53 AM PDT
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  4. Arahant Member

    Judge Mental: Funny old world, isn’t it?

    It certainly is.

    And this is an entry in our Quote of the Day Series. If you would like to sign up and show us how it’s really done, our sign-up sheet is here.

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    • July 20, 2017, at 6:08 AM PDT
    • 1 like
  5. Judge Mental Member
    Judge Mental

    Hypatia (View Comment):
    I just read an article in American Thinker about the Bavarian Separatist movement. (Yuh, they wanna leave Germany!)

    Germany sez nein! their Constitution does not accommodate any state leaving.

    To which the Bavarian leader replied:

    “When you want to drain the swamp, you do not ask the frogs!”

    ….but here in the US,

    the frogs,

    and the progs,

    are the only critters we do hear from.

    The bull-Prog chorus is trying to distract us from that sucking sound as the fetid waters of the swamp drain away.

    “When you want to drain the swamp, you do not ask the frogs!”

    I love that line.

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    • July 20, 2017, at 6:25 AM PDT
    • 4 likes
  6. Judge Mental Member
    Judge Mental

    Miffed White Male (View Comment):
    One of my favorite syllogisms:

    1: Dissent is the highest form of Patriotism.

    2: Treason is the highest form of Dissent.

    3: Therefore, Treason is the highest form of Patriotism.

    The logic is impeccable.

    • #6
    • July 20, 2017, at 6:26 AM PDT
    • 2 likes
  7. Judge Mental Member
    Judge Mental

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):
    The left never loses, it just has setbacks.

    Can’t say I really like your comment, Bryan. Too true for comfort.

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    • July 20, 2017, at 7:01 AM PDT
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  8. Rick Poach Inactive

    Judge Mental: I’m taking this Ben Franklin quote from the musical 1776, that I watched on the 4th, as I do most years.

    This is an Independence Day tradition at my house as well. Throughout the day, I also stream fife and drum music at very high volumes.

    The left is used to throwing a tantrum and the GOP buckling to that tantrum. That’s not happening this time. So, like all spoiled children, they double down on their tantrum until they get what they want. And now, they have gone full blown histrionic and are talking treason. They will not back down. It’s not in their nature.

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    • July 20, 2017, at 8:05 AM PDT
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  9. Judge Mental Member
    Judge Mental

    Rick Poach (View Comment):

    Judge Mental: I’m taking this Ben Franklin quote from the musical 1776, that I watched on the 4th, as I do most years.

    This is an Independence Day tradition at my house as well. Throughout the day, I also stream fife and drum music at very high volumes.

    The left is used to throwing a tantrum and the GOP buckling to that tantrum. That’s not happening this time. So, like all spoiled children, they double down on their tantrum until they get what they want. And now, they have gone full blown histrionic and are talking treason. They will not back down. It’s not in their nature.

    You’re right about the tantrum. When was the last time any Republican stood up to the press?

    Thanks for reading, Rick.

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    • July 20, 2017, at 8:17 AM PDT
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  10. profdlp Inactive

    Hypatia (View Comment):
    “When you want to drain the swamp, you do not ask the frogs!”

    No, you ask the EPA.

    • #10
    • July 20, 2017, at 3:38 PM PDT
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