Bruce Many: Playing fiddle while America burns?
June 29, 2011
To the Editor:
Question: What have we learned in the last 2,066 years?
“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.” – Cicero, 55 B.C.
Rome, financially and morally bankrupt, eventually fell. It never again achieved the power and glory that it once had.
Answer: Apparently nothing.