According to Brad Thor’s new book, “Code of Conduct, you and I are now called the “country class,” the new name for every one outside of DC. Inside, they’re the “New Rome.”
“…the country class waged incessant guerrilla warfare, demanding that the New Rome be put on a diet and scaled dramatically back.
“As far as the New Romans were concerned, it was an odd, stupid little war waged by odd, stupid little people. ”
“Anything that grows is, by definition , alive. Washington, D.C. was no exception. ”
“As a living organism, the Federal Government’s number one job was self-preservation. Any threat to its existence had to be dealt with. ”
“When the country class came with its pathetic rhetorical torches and meddling electoral pitchforks, New Rome was ready. It fought back with tools no one had ever seen coming. New Rome weaponized its own Federal agencies. The Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Justice, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms— they all swatted away each and every attack.
The country class could storm the battlements over and over. They didn’t stand a chance. Not only could you not fight City Hall, you couldn’t survive a fight with the Federal Government. New Rome could take every single thing you have and put you in prison. It wasn’t even a fair fight. (It wasn’t supposed to be.)
“New Rome would do what it took to win, and it would do so every single time. Its responsibility to its own survival was bigger than any responsibility to its clueless constituents.”
I am about half way thru it.