“Do not blame Caesar, blame the people of Rome who have so enthusiastically acclaimed and adored him and rejoiced in their loss of freedom and danced in his path and gave him triumphal processions. …
Blame the people who hail him when he speaks in the Forum of the ‘new, wonderful good society’ which shall now be Rome’s, interpreted to mean ‘more money, more ease, more security, more living fatly at the expense of the industrious.'”
–Roman statesman Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.)
This could be written of our era. Starting with the fall of the Soviet Union to the election of Obama. The American people are interested in only one thing. One thing only.
“What can the government do for me?”
I hear no one asking what can I do for myself.
We have become a nation of the entitled.
This is the road to hell.