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Asserting power

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Submitted by Rebecca Moulds (United States), Feb 12, 2010 at 09:49

Yes, we do need to assert our power as you say, but there is something else that caused the collapse of the Roman Empire: immorality of the highest order. People tend to forget that, although the analogy has been made before. Upon seeing the ruins of Pompeii one hot July, it is easy to imagine that pleasure became a bigger goal than defending one's country and honor, and God took a back seat to those seeking such pleasures. Our country is in a similar state----can the "pursuit of happiness" take on a more selfish and destructive role?

Using history as a teacher, we should be more aware of the web of self-indulgence and open our eyes to where the real danger lies, which is in lethargy, denial of certain truths and ignorance of the present political climate. Making the right decisions concerning bombing Iran are a part of this awareness. Although I abhor political correctness, I also abhor war, and believe that delivering a blow to Iran will open up a Pandora's box, causing even bigger problems in the region. Perhaps our time of being the world's leading super-power is coming to a close----we can't always hold first place.

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