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.
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."