The following was published back in 2009. It also had some accompanying videos which sadly do not exist. Possibly because the channels associated were terminated by liberal fascists.
There is a reason why America and the Roman Empire became the greatest superpowers of their times and why its people became wealthy... Freedom. The American people, much like those of Early Rome had the freedom to innovate, go about their business and earn an honest living with extremely little government intervention. In Early days we did not have to worry about Communist government controls or regulations telling us how to run our lives. Because we had a freedom to run our businesses and our lives the way WE felt was best, our economy flourished.
The people had a right to free speech, freedom to publish, freedom to assemble or protest. They could speak their minds and spread new ideas which not only promoted and protected freedom, but also lead to more profitable business ventures. Many of the worlds greatest inventions came from America, they came about because the men and women who invented them had the freedom to do so and to share their ideas.
Not only do we have a freedom to innovate and use our talents in the way we see fit without infringing the rights of others, we also enjoy the freedom to worship God in the way we see fit and we have not sacrificed our pillars of morality and religion to enjoy a rising standard of living. It is in fact because of those two pillars that we do enjoy them.
The Roman Empire too enjoyed these same freedoms and helped it to become the great empire it was. But Rome much like what is happening now before our eyes faced the loss of this freedom and went from freedom and autonomy, to dependence and bondage.
Rome like all other great nations went through a cycle that the writer Alexander Tyler discussed in Cycle of Democracy and which was brought up again by Edward Gibbon in the rise and fall of Rome:
"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising them the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over a louse fiscal responsibility, always followed by a dictatorship. The average of the world's great civilizations before they decline has been 200 years. These nations have progressed in this sequence:"
From bondage to spiritual faith;
from spiritual faith to great courage;
from courage to liberty;
from liberty to abundance;
from abundance to selfishness;
from selfishness to complacency;
from complacency to apathy;
from apathy to dependency;
from dependency back again to bondage.
As Rome grew the people became complacent and selfish. They began to infringe on each other's liberty and in addition to threats from invading nations and from civil war, Rome declined from a Republic to an imperial monarchy ruled by the Caesars. These men were Mainly ruthless and greedy and ruled with despotic power. Soon the people began to depend more on government to rule their lives and in turn they depended on other nations surrounding them for protection.
It was a recipe for disaster.
As Rome depended on surrounding barbarian tribes for protection, it all fell back on and their former subjects rose up and turned on them. It lead to the loss of culture and knowledge and to the Dark Ages and delayed the advancement of the industrial revolution for over a thousand years.
America is racing down that same path that Rome did. Rome lasted about a thousand years but in the two centuries since America's founding, we have already begun to cut our own throats. America started with Bondage under European imperial Power and religious persecution. Among their ranks were men fleeing to find freedom to worship God according to their own conscience. America was under the influence of the Scotch covenant reformists and the great awakening. The spiritual faith of America gave her great courage and initiative to form revolution against her Imperial masters.
The result of their new liberty lead obviously to great prosperity. The people were moral, religious, adventurous and brilliant. This combination with the liberty they experienced lead to the 13 colonies becoming a great nation. But unfortunately their new abundance made them selfish. They became xenophobic and covetous. They became fearful of outside influence which in turn buffeted their freedom. Racial minorities especially freed slaves and indigenous people were the biggest victims along with new arrivals from other nations.
America expanded into Mexico, the Pacific coast and into parts of Canada. It then expanded to Hawaii, the Philippines, several Pacific islands and into the Caribbean. America betrayed the warnings of her founders not to be entangled in international intrigue or alliances. Soon America went to Europe, became involved in other alliances in the name of security.
Also in the name of national security, our freedoms became eroded and our taxes increased dramatically. It all came to a head during and after the second world war. The cold war lead to national fears of communist infiltrators and how we could have our prosperity and freedoms destroyed. Yet they already were being undermined by our own government.
This intervention and meddling into individual liberty went beyond our shores into Asia, Africa and Latin America. In order to prevent the totalitarian system of Marxism from spreading world wide, we demolished developing democratic nations and replaced them with our own totalitarian governments. This in turn lead to world wide resentment against America and in the nations that suffered under the clash between American interests and soviet aggression, there was civil unrest and carnage.
America was founded under the principles of individual liberty and autonomy and of Representative government yet we denied that to other nations. Meanwhile, our own government was at work denying those freedoms to ourselves yet we did not notice it.
Despite the best efforts to destroy Marxist influence, Marxism already came to America and exploded on stage during the nineteen sixties and came to greater fruition in the following decades. The soviet Union did collapse but the damage was done.
Today America is under greater control of the heavy foot of government than ever before. Government now controls more of how we are to live. We now have government ruling our very lives and lively hoods. We can't start a business without approval from the government. Even if we do get it off the ground, it is burdened down by heavy regulations and taxes. This means loss of tax revenue and loss of employment. The economy and the flow of jobs is in the hands of a privileged few now thanks to government.
Government tell us how to believe, how to think, where to go, we can't home school our children or take them to a church run school, we have to take them to schools that are inadequate and where they are brainwashed and conditioned into believing humanism and socialism. Religious observance and freedom of information are also suppressed.
We WILL see even more of this with the new Democrat government and more into being coerced into dependency with it. From dependency we will no doubt slip back into bondage far worse than what we have experienced under Britain. This time we face submission and oppression under a brutal and merciless socialist regime.