With the advent of Obamacare, what other collective policies do they really need? Health care will be socialized. Foodstamps mean food is socialized. Unemployment and Social Security Disability and Pigford and a hundred other government programs mean that income is socialized. Look at how many government workers we have. Work is socialized. The government’s takeover of school loans means that education is socialized. Recreation? Look at how many “poor” families have cable television. “Look! Look! See your black heroes fighting in the coliseums! Take your FOODSTAMP card and get your free bread!” We are Rome.
I want no part of it. I have some integrity and self respect. I am an American.
>>>We are Rome.<<<
Then consider this... the death of the republic was not the end of Rome. On the contrary, after a civil war, the Romans themselves gave Augustus the power of emperor, whose first act was the restoration of the Republic, the irony of a dictator restoring liberty notwithstanding.
I can easily see a scenario that goes like this... yes, we have a climactic battle for the republic and the Constitution, and, yes, we win, but we carry on the federalization of institutions from the previous era. Everyone sounds conservative, but the state reigns supreme anyway. Then we can face the world and go Roman on our enemies in a big way. Maybe there would even be two centuries (or more) of a Pax Americana. It’s worthy to note that the Romans were still around when Columbus went on his voyages. The death of our republic may just be one of the stages in our national story.
Still... God help us.