This path has been trodden before
In perusing the fall edition of “The Canon”, a publication of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, I ran across the following. . .
“Edward Gibbon, the English historian and author of
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire,
wrote why Roman civilization withered and died:
The sanctity of the home was undermined.
Higher and higher taxes; the spending of public money for free bread and circuses for the populace.
The mad craze for pleasure; sports becoming every year more exciting, more brutal, more immoral.
The building of armaments when the real enemy was within . . . the decay of individual responsibility.
The decline of religion, faith fading into mere form, losing touch with life, losing the power to guide people.”
Any similarity between the ancient Roman Empire and our country today must be purely coincidental. D.R. Lindstrom Ocala, Florida