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Zell Miller: Will America Survive?

Zell Miller, former Democratic Senator from Georgia, said that the United States is in a crisis of morality that could destroy the country. Miller served in the Senate four years, serving out the term of Senator Paul Coverdell, who died in July of 2000.
He made his remarks on the Right Hour, an Internet radio program hosted by Paul M. Weyrich, CEO and Chairman of the Free Congress Foundation, where he discussed his new book, "A Deficit of Decency? and other national issues.

"Recent generations have been more interested in giving their children the material things that they did not have when they were growing up. But they have failed to give them the spiritual things that they had when they were growing up; the valuable things like family, and Faith, and love of country, and duty. Duty to family, duty to country. These are the things that seem to be missing so much right now,? said Miller.

Senator **** Durbin, D-Ill., who recently compared the American military to fascists on the floor of the Senate, did not escape Miller?s sharp eye. "As far as what Senator Durbin did, that?s a national disgrace. He should have apologized, and the U.S. Senate, in my opinion, ought not to let him get away with just an apology. He deserves some kind of reprimand or censure. What he did is to put our men and women in uniform further into harm?s way than they already are."


here here
http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2005/6/29/171517.shtml

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He's got some good points

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The "fall" of the US may be a ways off, but one can see signs comparable to Rome's fall and those of other world powers.

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It seems that the

In reply to: He's got some good points

current thinking on the fall of the Roman empire is that the reasons were mainly economic rather than moral. But it's pretty academic at this point.

Dan

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Its both

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Much of the economic troubles that triggered the downfall was due to a corruption of the culture.

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The economic troubles

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were based on the fact that nobody had a clue as to the functioning of a complex economy spanning three continents. There is little, if any, evidence that morality, or lack of it, had anything to do with collapse.

Dan

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The empire lost control

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of its provinces... there was plenty of income to support the empire, but it got tied up in the provinces. Also, the senators in Rome became more interested in their own welfare than that of the empire, which effectively rotted the government from within. Add to that the fact that less Romans were serving in the military and that caused the military to weaken, and you have the causes of the collapse of the empire.

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There's a Fine Line...

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between Tipper and Blaze Starr

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Also lead poisoning, Dan!

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The word "plumbing" comes from "plumbum," Latin for "lead" (and source of the PB symbol). They also used leaden drinking vessels for wine, because they liked the sweeter taste it imparted...

Incidentally, we watched the first episode of "Empire" on ABC last Tuesday, and it's surprisingly well done. It's about the fall of Julius Caesar (started with the assassination) and the eventual rise of his nephew octavius to become Augustus.

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Consider, Dave...

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Dave, the "upper crust" wouldn't stoop to drinking from a cup made out of lowly lead. However, consder the fact that lead was a quite popular a sweet and sour condiment, used to stop fermentation in wine, a component the coating of wine storage vessels (usually coated in pitch- imagine the taste), a great deal of the makeup, and so forth and so on.

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