SEE HERE " ... we as a people have lost that vital link with the customs, manners, conventions and virtues that serve as a foundation for our Constitution. We have severed ourselves from our Christian roots, the natural institutions of family and community and the common law tradition that normally and naturally serve to temper and limit government."
This is the beginning of the decline, the loss of responsibility and principles and respect for virtue, honor, and integrity. All the rest follows. John Horvat II points out that it doesn't just happen. But without a restoration of values the problem will just grow worse until the nation collapses. This isn't new and it isn't unexpected. It happened to Greece and Rome and every other great empire of the past. It is happening to us today and we are, like them, ignoring it. The decline is always perceived as being a bump in the road in a golden age. Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them. MORE