Why does America apologize for its empire?Submitted by egoless on Tue, 10/09/2012 - 23:22
Did Rome? Just because we were founded as a republic like Rome, does that make us any less of an empire than they became? Our successes and conquests should be celebrated, not looked upon with embarrassment.
What has not yet happened (but needs to happen) is for a military general to conquer the state. I would fully embrace this as it would end much of the mob-rule and criminal activity from the political class we have today. Governmental corruption should be dealt with for what it is: treason and the punishment should be harsh: public execution. You need a strong ruler to administer this type of punishment.
I believe it takes emperor to effectively manage an empire. This is essentially private ownership of the state, run by a family that benefits financially from the state as an asset. This is something libertarians should not be against. I think a state requires private administration to ensure the financial welfare of the empire and also to protect the integrity of the free market.