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Do You See Any Correlation Between The Fall Of Rome And The Inevitable Fall Of The United States?

zbacku 2013/02/15 19:36:40
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  • Augure3VI 2013/02/16 14:17:59
  • zbacku Augure3VI 2013/02/16 21:02:11
    zbacku
    Wow. I've seen some revision of history, but that's a first.
  • Augure3VI zbacku 2013/02/17 03:02:04
  • A Founding Father 2013/02/16 08:43:28
    Yes.
    A Founding Father
    +1
    Religious zealots and lunatics were deeply involved in Rome and certainly are destroying unity among citizens here in the United States. Maybe there is a noticable similarity.
  • Elephant Lord 2013/02/16 05:33:45
    Yes.
    Elephant Lord
    +1
    Greed, overconfidence, and laziness.
  • Chokmah 2013/02/16 05:08:05
    Yes.
    Chokmah
    "The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled,
    public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be
    tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be
    curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work,
    instead of living on public assistance."
    - Cicero - 55 BC
  • topcat128 2013/02/16 02:59:55
    Yes.
    topcat128
    +1
    Just read "THE DECINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE" and you will see we are way now that path and soon there will be no turning back.
  • Neo Goh-Vash 2013/02/16 01:55:34
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    Neo Goh-Vash
    While I see a correlation the fall of Rome and the state we are in currently, I don't believe that the fall of the U.S.A. is inevitable. It is only highly likely to occur, if we continue down the path of Ayn Rand Sociopathic followers and also if these Oligarchs contiue us down the same path.

    I believe that if we separate the greed and vanity that has taken over Congress and has blinded them from the social and environmental problems that we are currently having to endure, only then will this Great nation be saved.
  • beachbum 2013/02/15 22:46:45
    Yes.
    beachbum
    +1
    Absolutely
  • Rebel Yell 2013/02/15 21:52:47
    No.
    Rebel Yell
    +1
    Unlikely. The main cause of Rome's fall was the expansion of territory controlled by Rome.The army of the Roman Republic was composed of citizen soldiers, who returned home after a single campaigning season and returned to their usual jobs.
    But, as Rome extended its territorial control further and further during the second and first centuries BC, these citizen soldiers found themselves serving overseas for several years.. Once they returned home, many found that their land had been taken over by wealthy senators, or their jobs taken by slaves, captured and sent back during their military campaigns.
    As a result of serving so long overseas only to find nothing for them on their return, many of the citizen soldiers had transferred their loyalty from the Republic to the generals they had relied on for pay and plunder while on campaign. These generals then used the loyalty of these troops to seize power in Rome through force rather than under Roman law or through traditional elections.
    Within just one generation, the Republic would be undone. That is not likely to happen to the USA. As long as the Tea Party continues to dwindle and fade, the USA will be okay.
  • Biki~pwcm/potl~ 2013/02/15 21:46:00
    Yes.
    Biki~pwcm/potl~
    Without a doubt. Bread and Circus's to keep the masses quiet equate to welfare and reality tv.
  • The Devil 2013/02/15 21:22:54
    No.
    The Devil
    There's no correlation but there are a lot of similarities.
  • Todd The Libertarian 2013/02/15 21:16:51
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    Todd The Libertarian
    +2
    We will get rid of the tea party and all will be well
  • beachbum Todd Th... 2013/02/15 22:48:00
    beachbum
    And when the gov't runs out of $ because they will NOT quit spending?
  • Todd Th... beachbum 2013/02/15 22:50:18
    Todd The Libertarian
    +1
    You folks have no cred on that suject anymore.No cred on defense.Nothing!
  • beachbum Todd Th... 2013/02/15 22:52:29
    beachbum
    You did not answer the question...........what is the gov't going to do when they have run out of $ because it's GOING to happen the way they are going.
  • Todd Th... beachbum 2013/02/15 23:00:07
    Todd The Libertarian
    +1
    Shut down.Then smart people from the libertarian party will fix the tea party mess.
  • beachbum Todd Th... 2013/02/15 23:52:50
    beachbum
    I don't think anything can be fixed until we get all the 'career' politicans outta there.
  • Todd Th... beachbum 2013/02/15 23:54:53
    Todd The Libertarian
    My party is not full of those types.
  • WolfEyes 2013/02/15 21:16:29
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    WolfEyes
    LMAO.... now now, don't go stirring the pot. I'm thinking somebody is smoking the pot to come up with these questions ;) ( and I don't mean marijuana either ) those metal and copper pots are a bitch to keep lit !!!!!... lol
  • locknload 2013/02/15 21:03:27
  • susan 2013/02/15 20:47:58
    Yes.
    susan
    There are lots of parallels throughout history. When the people of a country get too absorbed in their own personal welfare and fail to protect the freedom and liberty of all, the state is ripe for tyranny and collapse.
  • whitewulf--the unruly mobster 2013/02/15 20:45:48
  • Möpvytöϟ 2013/02/15 19:58:04
    Yes.
    Möpvytöϟ
    +2
    QUOTE:
    "... and this great country of ours like Rome before ours is tottering on it's last legs and is about to come crashing down. We are already bankrupt ... . But when we are unable to go any further because of a series of disasters that none of us can foretell. And eventually the United States like Rome before us will fall." ~ Garner Ted Armstrong
  • t.eliot, topbard 2013/02/15 19:55:09
    Yes.
    t.eliot, topbard
    +1
    So it is with empire.
  • Joe Shwingding BN-ZERO 2013/02/15 19:48:56
    Yes.
    Joe Shwingding BN-ZERO
    +1
    Over spending on military dominance
  • MDMA 2013/02/15 19:42:38
    Yes.
    MDMA
    +1
    both tried to control the world, both shall fall
  • R. 2013/02/15 19:42:06
    Yes.
    R.
    +3
    Nero Obama. obama playing the fiddle
  • Jace 2013/02/15 19:37:43

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