Embittered by rejection and in need of money a general turns against his own country.
Who are we talking about?
I’ve heard dozens of people over the pre-Fourth of July weekend make the comment that the founders must be rolling over in their graves at the spectacle of Donald Trump as president of the United States.
Maybe they are – but not because they are shocked at the spectacle of an incompetent leader.
After all at the time Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence they were dealing with the Donald Trump of his day: Mad King George.
In fact they pretty much wrote the Constitution with him in mind.
And he wasn’t the only one.
There had been many European monarchs who were off their rockers and much of the Enlightenment was informed by that fact.