Is the United Stated headed for a decline and fall similar to the Roman Empire?
The Romans had corrupt and self-serving senators. But their decline occurred over hundreds of years. Our Congress, in it’s infinite wisdom and policies, has created ways that are causing a rapid decline. To name a few:
Earmarks, which serve congressmen’s pet projects, costing taxpayers billions.
Spouses on Congressional campaign payrolls in order to legally receive contributions from lobby groups and companies. Anything to be re-elected.
Lobby groups that spend millions to influence our lawmakers.
That influence has given us mediocre schools with the heavy hand of the teachers’ union. Thus we have a system that rewards poor teachers at the same rate as good ones and makes it nearly impossible to fire poor ones. And we end up with schools that rate near the bottom of the free world while spending more money per student than ever.
We have a system that has given us frivolous lawsuits that cost us dearly in insurance rates. We have a system that gives corporate farmers a form of welfare costing us billions and results in our having to import wheat instead of exporting it. Congress sided with environmentalists to halt most energy projects that could have had this country energy independent years ago. Self-serving and ill-considered policies have put this country under the influence of many countries who hate us and are anxiously hoping for and awaiting our demise.
Congress’s favorability ratings are exceedingly low for a good reason. The citizens are fed up. Jerry LaBossiere Mesquite, Nevada