Where is modern civilization heading?

As a society are we heading in the same direction as the ancient Romans? If so the question becomes.......

Are our leaders fiddling while civilization burns?

While we ponder the question I will post my personal thoughts on this blog. Often I will focus on current events that catch my interest, however I am not and do not pretend to be a news organization. I'm simply a guy with his own thoughts on issues that I believe affect our country and society.

Be forewarned, I have been accused of being a right wing thinker and if that is offensive please move on. Remember, this is my blog and my opinions, and unlike many facets of our already over-governed modern society they are not being forced on anyone.

However, please feel free to leave your comments, good, bad or indifferent, after all this is a free society we live in (at least for now).

Famous Quotes and Food For Thought

Here are some particularly favorite quotes of mine.
I have attributed these to the authors where possible, otherwise I have listed them as unknown.

"Free People Are Not Equal Economically And Equal People Economically Are Not Free" Lawrence W. Reed

"If you don't read, you are no better off than those that can't read" Unknown

"A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!" Thomas Jefferson

"When the people find that they can vote themselves money,that will herald the end of the republic.” Benjamin Franklin

"When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years. Mark Twain

"Men stumble over the truth from time to time, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened. Winston Churchill

"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." Albert Einstein

"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt" Mark Twain.

"Oh, people can come up with statistics to prove anything. 14% of people know that". Homer Simpson