There are many people I respect on here, so it seems very odd to me when they go so off base with critiques on their own writings.
The corrput and powerful took power, whether they deserved it or not. YEA SO NOT LIKE THE US THESE DAYS
Rome didn't influence worldwide culture by example but by the end of the sword. SO WELL CALL EM DRONES AND TANKS INSTEAD OF SWORDS
It is the ruling class that is destroying this country as well, bread and circus is the same as Rome.
When people complain of moral decay, they are referring to the everyday person. That is not what happened to Rome. Moral decay for them was more or less within the ruling class.
The Roman Empire was not able to change with the times. The corrput and powerful took power, whether they deserved it or not. That's how they ended up with such things like the year of three emporers or Claudius being named emporer by corrupt military people.
Tell me, did the vast slave class of people in the empire suffer from moral decay?
Rome is not a relevant analog to the United States. Rome was an empire that incorporated numerous nations under it's banner and forced them to follow their way. Rome in the 4th and 5th centuries was much older then the US is now. Rome didn't influence worldwide culture by example but by the end of the sword. Rome's "moral decay" can be chucked up to the failure of the ruling class.
Study Rome and tell me moral decay is a boogieman there are lots of examples of where we are and where we are heading if you care to crack a book.
Work a little slow at the hall I expect gives you plenty of time to post.
I won't take away the satisfaction you get from guessing.
Anyway, moral decay is just a boogieman that conservatives drum up once in awhile.
It's a condition that they complain about but offer nothing to fix. They just throw the "problem" at the feet of those they do not like.
Back in the day when they took organized prayer out of schools, people raved about moral decay for decades after that. But they didn't know what they were talking about.
And no not obsessing any more than you we both said it exactly TWICE
I also think you are 35 or so and most likely in a Union, is that fairly accurate?>
And yet you feel the need to say it again. Obsessive much?
I believe I said it first, keep up
I think I said it was ok. Pay attention.
Cries about moral decay usually come about from the conservatives when they are frustrated with things they cannot keep the same and the unwillingness to change.
"lies through his teeth to get his signature legislation through congress."
Sounds like congress failed in their duties.
and that's OK
It may surprise you but you were not the only person I was responding to.
The rest of your post did not address a thing I said but that's ok
Kendall, I put you in your mid 30s somewhere between the wide eyed ignorance of youth and the seasoned wisdom of experience. Not and insult, just my observation.
The things going on today were going on all through human history in one form or another, AS I STATED. The rest of your post did not address a thing I said but that's ok
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