The arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and assistance to foreign hands should be curtailed, lest Rome fall.
Cicero, 55 BC
[So, what’s changed in the last 2067 years that some how makes this republic exempt?
My mom emailed this to me after the previous post on the budget.
"The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed, lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work instead of living on public assistance."
She added the comment we have learned nothing in the last 2067 years. She’s right. Those who don’t learn from history are bound to repeat it. The problem is though is you have a large segment of the population getting free stuff from the government. They don’t want that to stop until every last drop is sucked out.
Get ready folks because the fall of the Roman Empire wasn’t exactly a fun ride. -B ]