Just in case you think that recent political events and the impeachment trial are new and unusual, here are some quotes from the 1700s that apply.

“Whoever can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.” — Voltaire, 1765

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” — Edmund Burke, 1770

Honesty and integrity in our leaders is never out of date. Thank you, Susan Collins, for your vote.

 

Richard Thomas

Waterville

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