Are We Rome?

“America is a great nation, probably the greatest in history. But if we want to keep America great, we have to recognize reality and make needed changes … There are striking similarities between America’s current situation and that of another great power from the past: Rome.

“The Roman Empire lasted 1,000 years, but only about half that time as a republic. The Roman Republic fell for many reasons, but three reasons are worth remembering: declining moral values and political civility at home, an overconfident and overextended military in foreign lands, and fiscal irresponsibility by the central government. Sound familiar?”

– David Walker, America’s Comptroller General and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office

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