posted on Jul, 25 2014 @ 05:28 PM
Firstly, this is not an attack on any political party, nor am I advocating for any party. Conservative/Progressive are mind-sets, both of which have
their merits and should be applied in different situations.
You could call the revolutionary war, and what followed shortly after progressive ideas - Moving forward, advancing, and changing. Coming up with new
ideas, new ways to spark the nation and get things going, finding a way to prosperity and growing as a people, and a nation.
America used to be amazing, do you agree?
We used to be the top economy in the world, we used to be advanced and achieve great things.
But then things kept changing - Was this, and is this a good thing?
People constantly tear down people that want to stick to more traditional ways, saying we need to change, we need to do things differently - But why?
Where is the proof that continuing to do things differently has made things better? You look at past examples, great nations that fell - They fell
because they changed too much, they accepted too many ideas, they lost all morality to greed and selfishness and the corrupt with their agendas took
A quick search shows some of these reasons why rome fell -
Decline in Morals and Values - Including Prostitution, and entertainment ( Gladiator fights )
Political Corruption - Gradually, the Praetorian Guard gained complete authority to choose the new emperor, who rewarded the guard who then became
more influential, perpetuating the cycle. - Sound familiar? Replace the guard with corporations.
Unemployment - During the latter years of the empire farming was done on large estates called latifundia that were owned by wealthy men who used slave
labor. A farmer who had to pay workmen could not produce goods as cheaply
Inflation - The rich paid a lot of gold for luxury items, but gold within the hands of the common person was falling short, gold in the form of coins
in the hands of the average citizen became lower and lower, and became less valuable, as the rich-mans currency was more preferred.
Military Spending - The empire had to begin hiring soldiers recruited from the unemployed city mobs or worse from foreign counties. Such an army was
not only unreliable, but very expensive. The emperors were forced to raise taxes frequently which in turn led again to increased inflation.
Public Health - Many health and environmental problems, including using lead pipes to transport water.
Within these examples, what cannot be compared to today?