Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Rise and Fall of America

Is it possible that the once great United States of America is in the falling phase of its existence?

If we look at the 5 reasons Edward Gibbons (Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire) gave for the fall of the Roman Empire, it certainly is not farfetched to believe that America has gone over the precipice, and is falling headlong into obscurity. Of course, America has not fallen completely yet, so its fall can still be averted!

When we read Chuck Colson’s commentary, Where Government Doesn't Belong, the signs just seem clearer. When the state (or political class) usurps the power that lies with the people, it essentially erodes the people’s trust in the state, and the internal pillars of the nation will completely collapse once some external pressure is applied.

Such external pressure has been applied (9/11), and although initially America resisted such external pressure under Bush, it seems that the American resolve has melted, and we may see complete collapse in the not-too-distant future.

The question is, What will Americans do to bring a halt to the slippery slope they are on?

Also read Ann Coulter’s Goodbye, America! It Was Fun While It Lasted.

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