Not since the disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991, and prior to that the fall of France in 1940, has there been so swift an erosion of the world influence of a Great Power as we are witnessing with the United States.By 284 A.D., Rome had diluted the value of their gold and silver coins by mixing the precious metals with less valuable metals like copper because of too much government spending. It took more and more coins to buy the same goods.)Prices continued to soar and merchants could not reap a profit, so even more shops closed. More and more citizens gave up and accepted welfare. One-fifth of the population lived on free-wheat handed out by the Roman government.
Rome would not even accept its own currency in taxes.
We're not to that point yet but sounds too familiar.
What is more worrisome than the fact that the United States has an inadequate president, is that the public still accords the incumbent a significant degree of support. If the American people, who have responded to intelligent leadership so often within living memory, has become so morally obtuse that it buys into this flimflam, the problem is more profound than I imagined.