Will America go the way of the Roman Empire?

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  1. Highvoltagewriter profile image67
    Highvoltagewriterposted 10 years ago

    Will America go the way of the Roman Empire?

    The America I grew up in is nothing like the America I live in at this time. Are those days numbered and will survive for say, the next hundred years?

  2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image84
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 10 years ago

    It absolutely will, and is headed in that direction at a pace too fast to stop.  American's are now fat, stupid, and drugged on fda medications beyond the hope of repair.

    1. Rod Marsden profile image66
      Rod Marsdenposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Not all Americans are that bad.

    2. Highvoltagewriter profile image67
      Highvoltagewriterposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      But we are the good guys! smile

    3. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image84
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Our government IS the global terrorist organization...there aren't many "good guys" left in the USA.

  3. Joseph041167 profile image60
    Joseph041167posted 10 years ago

    Yes. Every empire that ever existed eventually fell apart. We are behaving more in this country like that Athenian Democracy, which was a huge disaster. Most people are not aware that our country was supposed to be a Republic, not a pure democracy, and all of the founding fathers knew this. ONe of our founding fathers said that when the people found out that they could influence the treasurey and get money from it with thier vote, that our Republic would be over, and that time is now. It is obvious that we value popular vote over the rule of law now. OUr country is over.

    1. AlexK2009 profile image85
      AlexK2009posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      So you are saying the US is intentionally not a democracy? What is the difference between a democracy and a republic? Democracy IS popular vote, it is up to the leaders to lead the public, not sit back and take payoffs from big business.

    2. Joseph041167 profile image60
      Joseph041167posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      @Alex2009- I am still learning and figuring all of this out, and this is just a laymen's take on it. And Hubpages is only allowing so many characters here. so, you will just have to get on line like I did, my paragraph is absolutely verifiable.

    3. TerryK81 profile image61
      TerryK81posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      The Vatican (papacy) is going to pass the sunday blue law eventually which means go to church on sunday or be killed, or obey God and keep His 7th day Sabbath (saturday) holy. Study deep in Revelation 13.

  4. Hideki-ryuga profile image68
    Hideki-ryugaposted 10 years ago

    Nobody knows for sure when an empire collapses. People predict the downfall of a superpower when they see signs of weakness. However, It may take decades or centuries for an empire to collapse or recover. Either way, don't worry, as there will always be a new empire taking over. Nature abhors a vacuum.

  5. profile image0
    Old Empresarioposted 10 years ago

    Nah, we won't last as long as Rome and we won't leave any sort of legacy on the world. Our model and length of time on the world stage is more like the Vikings of the Middle ages. They formed a society. They became a commercial power that was superstitious and unrefined and uneducated. They became the major military power that raided, pillaged, and established footholds all over the world. And then they sort of forgot about the business part and faded into the higher cultures without leaving much of a cultural mark of their own. All of this happened within the span of about 300 years. That'll be the US I think.

    1. Highvoltagewriter profile image67
      Highvoltagewriterposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      The Vikings? Well they at least discovered America!

  6. Alastar Packer profile image72
    Alastar Packerposted 10 years ago

    What was the last point in their history the Roman Empire could have turned things around; And remember, in the 5th century it gave up its western half and continued on with its eastern half for many more centuries of power and influence.

    1. Rod Marsden profile image66
      Rod Marsdenposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      If mainland USA goes under the influence of the USA in the South Paciffic could linger on for a long time. In some ways Japan owes its present existence to the USA and the same can be said for Australia. Then there's Hawaii.

  7. profile image50
    trevuar25posted 10 years ago

    Probably. Have you ever heard of a fiat currency surviving?

    1. Highvoltagewriter profile image67
      Highvoltagewriterposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Good point, and this goes along with my won views!

  8. Rod Marsden profile image66
    Rod Marsdenposted 10 years ago

    There are two periods noted in the Roman Empire. There's the dove period when expansion was made mostly via commerce. Then there's the eagle period when expanion was mainly due to war. The question is whether or not the USA is in dove mode or eagle mode. I think the USA is going from dove to eagle which is dangerous. Defying the United Nations some years back and attacking Iraq over weapons that didn't exist was a sign. The Romans were turned from doves to eagles by the Greeks who wouldn't play by Roman rules. If the USA is on the eagle path then it is due to 9/11. The Roman Empire got too big and so did the British Empire. The USA with little wars may exhaust itself too. It may also exhaust its allies.

  9. Cordelia Bay profile image60
    Cordelia Bayposted 10 years ago

    The attitudes and action of the majority of the people in this great nation surely point to similarities with the Roman Empires collapse. Self-entitlements.....addictions.....lust.....lack of principles and morals.....and, immorality were all contributing factors to the fall of the Roman Empire. Now, this Nation that was once great in principles and morals has reached a point of unconcern for anything but self.....surely when such pride and arrogance exist collectively a fall is evident.

  10. TerryK81 profile image61
    TerryK81posted 10 years ago

    Yes, as far as bowing before the papacy. Many don't know this, but the papal power AND the United States are both mentioned inthe Bible. Study the book of Revelation in your Bible. It is written in symbology, but when scripture is put to use one will clearly come to discover that those who choose to bow down to the papacy will reciever the mark of the beast (Revelation 13:15)
       In Revelation chapter 13, there are many things that stand for certain people and places. For example "heads" symbolize major powers/rulers/governments; "horns" symbolize a king or kingdom; "crown" symbolize rulership; the woman in the bible is of course the church; but in Revelation 17:1-2 is revealed a harlot, who symbolizes churches that preach false doctrines taken from God's Truth and perversely twisted to mean other than what God said. "dragon" symbolizes satan (Revelation 20:2). Back in Revelation 13:11, we read of a beast coming up out of the EARTH with two horns and who spoke like a dragon. This is the united states. When this country was first founded, it was founded upon pure, biblical morals; this country was purely equal opportunity and "life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness" (remember those?) were some of the basic founding principles. But as time went by, and with the protestant reformation in the 1700's, some of those from rome and the surrounding country who stood up against the then papal power of Rome fled here to the U.S. and began living according to scripture. The protestants stood up against the vatican because they were clearly in league with satan, because they taught many false doctrines then that they still employ even now as you read this. Again, I type before God in Heaven that I am telling you the solemn truth as recorded in the Scriptures. Do research on this. Also, even the vatican admits that sunday is not the sabbath, that sunday is not the Lord's day that God commanded us to keep Holy-- it's saturday. Read Exodus 20:8-11 and then look at your calendar. Also go to www.romeschallenge.com and do some scrolling down and there you will find that the vatican admits they are full of lies. Doctrines that the vatican teaches that are NOT Scriptural, not according to God's truth are:  Virgin Mary as mediator (1 Timothy 2:5) Idol worship (Exodus 20:3-7) sprinkling in baptism (Mark 1:9-10). Baptism comes from the greek word "baptizo" meaning "immersion". Go ahead, look it up! Email me and i will write more. the comment box is running out of room.

    1. Highvoltagewriter profile image67
      Highvoltagewriterposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I am curious, are you a Seventh Day Adventist?

    2. TerryK81 profile image61
      TerryK81posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Yes. And I am aware of the rumors circulating and those are from people who do not do ACTUAL research for themselves; They google "seventh-day adventists" and believe the first few things they see. I believe the bible and I answer from the bible.

    3. Highvoltagewriter profile image67
      Highvoltagewriterposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      i was also raised in the SDA church, but then I rebelled against all Christianity. Now since I am Christian I am starting to realize that many thing that E.G. White prophesied has come to pass.


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