“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero January 3, 106 BCE – December 7, 43 BCE
"If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself."
James Madion~Federalist Papers, No. 51
"If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves, pray, search for me, and turn from their evil ways, then I will hear [their prayer] from heaven, forgive their sins, and heal their country."
2 Chronicles 7:14