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I am getting weary of comparisons to Rome. The Roman Republic lasted 500 years. Then the Roman Empire lasted 1,000 years after that. It did not fall to socialism. Then the country of Italy exists to this day. The US doesn't even have 250 years under its belt. And Rome fell to radically different forces than we are facing. It is an apples and oranges comparison. And the US has never been an "empire" in the sense of the great empires of history.
 

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It's all facts printed many times by lots of people over many years.
Whether it is true or not doesn't matter, but copyright laws are a thing, and our site takes it seriously and is against the rules here as well. It is not legal or cool to lift someone's entire article and repost or reprint it without their permission.
 

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I am getting weary of comparisons to Rome. The Roman Republic lasted 500 years. Then the Roman Empire lasted 1,000 years after that. It did not fall to socialism. Then the country of Italy exists to this day. The US doesn't even have 250 years under its belt. And Rome fell to radically different forces than we are facing. It is an apples and oranges comparison. And the US has never been an "empire" in the sense of the great empires of history.
Odd that the second article posted was published in 2021 and starts with him musing about thinking we are the Romans a decade ago. In 2011 as I walked the streets of Ceaserea, Tzipori, and Beit She'an in Israel, I was struck by the very same thought. If the Romans had TV, what would their Colosseum ads look like? Actually, I have seen the parallel for many decades myself.

On another note, thanks OP. I'm going to have to rethink getting that Prozac script, LOL.
 

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Well we’re past apathy and pretty well towards dependency. So, where are my chains? I hope they rest lightly until I can get muh liberty. /sarcasm off.
Sad situation we’ve allowed ourselves to be in.
"We" had no choice. We did not allow anything. Let's face the reality of the situation with accuracy. Through normal means, the American people voted themselves the contents of MY WALLET. They did so by electing representatives that promised to do just that.

Those promises of "health care", "safety nets", "housing", "food" "living wages", "heating oil", "tax relief", "pay their fair share" and so many others are, at their core, simply redistribution of wealth. Hell, even California's taxing authority calls itself the California State Board of Equalization!!!!!!

We are a very wealthy nation, socialism will take quite some time to: A) Implement B) Deplete the wealth C) We may invent another world shattering technology, which in the past has repeatedly driven the USA to the top. (think internet)(CAD based engineering)(computers)(Modern rocketry/moon landing)(THE ATOM)(plastic)(the airplane)(industrial steel)(movie camera)(the lightbulb)(telephone) etc. The fact is, if we pull it off again, we will remain exceedingly prosperous.

Suzy soccer mom wants her children to have health care, paid for by someone else. She also wants education/higher ed to be covered. Same goes for the kid's housing when they go to college. That's how she votes. You can't murder her for her beliefs, and you can't convince her to join your side. You and I had no choice. Leftism has a 100% success rate because of the attractiveness I mention above.
 

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If you don't have permission to repost this image, please provide a link instead. (Some images on the internet come from sites that encourage reposting, but this one might not be. Check and be sure.)
I don’t even know where I got this. It’s saved in the photos in my phone. I screen-shot it from a random image search. If this is how this is gonna be, I’ll just read and not participate. I understand rules and policies, but now we can’t post a picture without permission? You’ll probably have to delete half this site if that’s the case.
 

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What you cant do is post someone else's work without their permission. You never could. Re-read the rules.
 

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I don’t even know where I got this. It’s saved in the photos in my phone. I screen-shot it from a random image search
you Should be fine since the title in the picture is the attribution. Copyright law isn't obvious so people tend to get overly concerned.
 

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I was born in the middle 50’s…old enough to remember JFK being elected and deposed, Cuban Missile Crisis, Bay of Pigs, Beatles on Ed Sullivan(She loves you yea yea yea..I watched it)..Hippies, Vietnam…I had more than a passing connection with the Civil Rights Movement-Freedom Riders, Church bombings, Mississippi Burning …I lived that history…The Q the OP asked “ Is America on a path of permanent decline?”…
Yes..jmo as formed from having seen a Great,Safe, America as a place to grow up/live…Its gone, never to return….This crapoola deal we have now cant be fixed…It cant be patched up..
All we can do is hold our little pieces of ground and keep it and ours as safe as we can…again-jmo
 

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I don’t even know where I got this. It’s saved in the photos in my phone. I screen-shot it from a random image search. If this is how this is gonna be, I’ll just read and not participate. I understand rules and policies, but now we can’t post a picture without permission? You’ll probably have to delete half this site if that’s the case.

Most memes are ok because... well read this again:

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Some images are created specifically by the artist to illustrate something in an article, book, or website. Those are usually the ones you probably should get permission to repost.

Other sites actually WANT you to share images, and they make it easy to share them with buttons, links, etc., and these are commonly seen everywhere including here.
 

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I don't agree. I see America having passed through infancy but still in its adolescence. The premise on which our nation was founded was not "Empire". The premise was and is, "Fairness."

Our nation is a grand experiment based on the achievement of that goal. It is a lofty goal, a difficult goal and a humane goal. I hope we as a people continue to be diligent in the effort to prove it possible.

We, as a nation and a people should not expect an easy, uneventful journey to the fulfillment of our founders dreams. We are attempting a feat that has never before been accomplished. I am glad that the luck of the draw placed me as a member of the experiment.

Our nation has, and always will have differences of opinion on direction and method, but these differences, trial and error, are not the demons of doom, rather, they are prerequisite for achievement.
 

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