Fake

CHARLES REEDER

Montoursville

Another letter to the editor with a quote from a long ago statesman, this time the subject is treason. The statesman is Cicero who was consul in 63BC. He is considered to be one of Rome’s greatest orators and philosophers.

The speech is not from Cicero but from the fertile imagination of Taylor Caldwell and is from her novel, “A Pillar of Iron.”

It is a fake quote to support the fake outrage coming from the right.

This very same quote has been inaccurately used against several political figures, notably President Obama and then President Trump after the Helsinki Conference with Putin.

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