Are We Rome Yet?… “”We have presidents of both parties legislating by executive order, saying I’m not going to enforce certain laws because I don’t like them. … That open flouting of the law is dangerous because law ceases to have meaning. … I see that today. … Congress passes huge laws they haven’t even read (as well as) overspending, overtaxing and devaluing the currency.” The Romans were worse. I object to President Obama’s $100 million dollar trip, but Nero traveled with 1,000 carriages.”
Are We Rome Yet?
Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2013 | John Stossel
Posted on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 7:32:08 AM by Kaslin
Unfortunately, the fall of Rome is a pattern repeated by empires throughout history … including ours?
A group of libertarians gathered in Las Vegas recently for an event called “FreedomFest.” We debated whether America will soon fall, as Rome did.
Historian Carl Richard said that today’s America resembles Rome.
FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe tells Newsmax that Thursday’s decision by the embattled IRS to replace Lois Lerner over the agency’s targeting scandal is “clearly the tip of the iceberg” along with other administrative
casualties that have been offered up thus far by the Obama administration.
“It doesn’t go far enough and whenever you see government officials lawyering up and pleading the Fifth you know that the crisis and the scandal goes far deeper than what appears to be on the surface,” Kibbe said in an exclusive interview.
Urgent: Is Obama Telling the Truth on IRS, Benghazi Scandals?
I remember so vividly, people with libertarian leanings cheering passionately that a new breed was coming in to change The Republican Party.
The Tea Party was taking Washington…small government, the Constitution…you know the rest…
Many of the cheers were coming from the younger generation, who really don’t understand how twisted politicians really are. That, yes, they will lie to you just to get your vote and support.
But, that’s what experience is for…the young, oftentimes, must learn their lessons the hard way. We all go through it.
With their favored candidates for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination lagging or out of the race, many U.S. Tea Party activists are shifting focus to the struggle for control of the U.S. Senate.
The fizz has gone out of the presidential contest for some supporters of the fiscally conservative movement now that former Alaska governor Sarah Palin is not running and Texas Governor Rick Perry and congresswoman Michele Bachmann are slipping in polls.
“No one is going to get perfect in a general election candidate. That is why we think the Senate is a better place to focus,” said Matt Kibbe, president and chief executive of the libertarian FreedomWorks, a Tea Party group.
In the 2010 mid-term elections, Tea Party opposition to President Barack Obama’s policies played a big role in slashing the Democrats’ majority in the 100-member Senate to just six seats and eliminating their majority in the House of Representatives.
With 23 of the 33 Senate seats up for grabs next year now held by Democrats, and a wave of public hostility to incumbents, Tea Party activists said they looked forward to more Republican gains in 2012.
(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com …