Saturday, September 4, 2010


Will American go the way of the Roman Empire? Read the following comparison from historian Bill Federer
American Minute with Bill Federer

September 4

Rome fell SEPTEMBER 4, 476AD.

In the centuries preceding, Rome was overrun with illegal immigrants: 
Visigoths, Franks, Anglos, Saxons, Ostrogoths, Burgundians, Lombards
and Vandals.

They first assimilated, many working as servants, but soon came so
fast they did not learn the Latin language.

Though militarily superior and marching on advanced road systems, the
highly trained Roman Legions were strained fighting conflicts
worldwide, and eventually troops had to be brought home from the
frontiers, such a Britain.

Attila the Hun committed terrorist attacks, wiping out whole cities.

Rome had a trade deficit, having outsourced its grain production to
North Africa, and when the Vandals captured that area, Rome did not
have the resources to retaliate.

"Bread and the Circus!" Citizens of Rome were kept distracted with
violent entertainment in the Coliseum and Circus Maximus, living on
welfare and free bread.

One Roman commented:
"Those who live at the expense of the public funds are more numerous
than those who provide them."

Tax collectors were "more terrible than the enemy."

Rome was crippled by huge government bureaucracies and enormous
public debt.

A history of court favoritism, infidelity, exposure of unwanted
infants, perverted bathhouses, and sexual immorality led 5th-Century
historian Salvian to write:
"O Roman people be ashamed...Let nobody think otherwise, the vices of
our bad lives have alone conquered us."

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