Comment: When in Rome . . .

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When in Rome . . .

notice that the Romans are people, not "Empire." Early Rome grew because people wanted protection from roving brigands and warlords. Late Rome fell apart under the weight of its own corruption, because the people it ruled hated and feared its oppressive and crazed rulers more than they feared the alternatives of the day.

Sort of like the USA, hm? You can make the same case that the US did better without British rule -- for awhile. And then it degenerated into something much worse. And TODAY we would be better off with NO government, instead of the one we have. Sure, we might be better off as the sort of constitutional republic that this country USED to be -- but in the final analysis, that one didn't work for long, and there's no going back. Government: an idea whose time has gone.

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