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The Roman Empire and the USA

us55840us55840 Member Posts: 31,320 ✭✭✭✭
edited March 2014 in Politics
I recall taking Roman history in school and later thinking that this nation is going down the same path that led to the fall of the Roman Empire.

This is the best 17 minute summary of our current national problems.


"This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it." Abraham Lincoln

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  • blogdog37blogdog37 Member Posts: 372 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by us55840


    I recall taking Roman history in school and later thinking that this nation is going down the same path that led to the fall of the Roman Empire.
    Blogdog37 quote
    The widespread complacency in the U.S.A. calls to mind that of the obedient German citizens who acquiesced during an analogous time during the thirties. On February 27, 1933, as Adolf Hitler reached unchallenged power, the Reichstag building Germany's parliament was destroyed by fire. Hitler took full advantage of the 9/11 type calamity to whip up fear of "terrorist." In this case Communist terrorist- and to impose legislation curtailing the rights of German citizens. The vast majority of German citizens acquiesced.

    During the rein of the Holy Roman Empire a large percentage died in battle, decease was rampart, those who reached forty were considered a very old man and or/women, people died of small pox, measles, pneumonia, diabetes, pleurisy, food and water poisoning.
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