Fall of Rome

Somebody summarized these as the reasons Edward Gibbon gave in his book explaining the decline and fall of the Roman Empire:

• The undermining of the dignity and
sanctity of the home.

• Higher and higher taxes and the spending
of public money for free bread and circuses for
the populace.

• The building of gigantic armaments, when
the real enemy is within.

• The decay of religion – faith fading into
mere form, losing touch with life, and becoming
impotent to warm and guide the people.

• The immigration of hordes of foreigners
who feel no loyalty to the government.

Sound familiar?


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