Friday, April 27, 2012
We are going the way of the Romans
Times do CHANGE, but one constant is human nature. In many ways, the United States resembles ancient Rome. More differences are apparent than similarities. It is the things in common that I see. The recent comments made about how the Romans handled conquests got my attention. I have felt for more than 30 years now that we are going the way of the Romans. I have felt that we want to slow down that time when Caesar shows up. The best way to do that is to maintain the economic system as much as possible. One of the things that made Rome so strong and durable was it’s constant protection of property owners throughout the republican phase and both Western and Eastern Empires. The United States has been changing this fundamental strength at an accelerating pace since the Great Depression. President Obama is speeding this up, and he is doing it intentionally.