What Lincoln Learned From The Past
Dear SHNV Friends,
Lincoln knew that "inter arma enim silent leges (Cicero)" meaning "For among

[in times of] arms [war], the laws fall mute [silent]," although it is more popularly rendered as "In times of war, the law falls silent" which is why our current government seeks to maintain a constant state of low-level warfare to cover their criminal behaviour. This maxim was likely first written in these words by Cicero in his published oration Pro Milone, although Cicero’s actual wording was "Silent enim leges inter arma." Word order in Greek and Latin is important. The most important concepts of the sentence are presented in order with the most important thoughts coming first, not like in English when we normally have "the subject, the predicate (verb) and the direct object." So you "pound the pulpit" early in the sentence; so, Cicero meant the words to be read more like "SILENT FALLS THE LAW in times of war." This explains why warlike nations are never nations of law. The USA ceased to be a republic in 1865 and it was not reestablished as a centralized nation to be a law where law prevailed. Lincoln did learn from the past but he drew upon the wrong lessons. ~ From my lecture on "Ethics in Use of the Military"
When Cicero wrote this phrase, criminal and mob violence was common and often “used” by those in political power. Armed gangs led by "thuggish partisan leaders" controlled businesses and cities on the streets of Rome. The materialism led to the moral and civil apostasy of Romans, and resulted in the election of such barbarian leaders to high political offices. The Republic of Roman devolved to an empire because of moral disintegration from within. Does this sound like the USA today?

Timothy D. Manning, M.Div
Executive Director
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Kernersville, North Carolina 27284
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