Sunset News: what have we learned in two millennia?

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

what have we learned in two millennia?

So what have we learned in two millennia?

"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 BC

Evidently, nothing....

2 comments:

Megan said...

Very true. History repeats itself every few centuries, and we make the same mistakes we have been making since the beginning of time.

The Capitalist said...

Throughout history people have been seeking to be free from government control and the past 150 years has gone in the opposite direction. More persecution, war, poverty, and injustice has been heaped into the last 150 years than any time prior.