"A nation can survive its fools, & even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An
enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known & carries his banner openly. But the traitor
moves amongst those with the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard
in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents
familiar to his victims & he wears their face & their garments; he appeals to the baseness that
lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly & unknown in
the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer
resist. A murderer is less to [be] feared."