Marcus Tullius Cicero, 106-43 BC.
How we have strayed from the path of good governence, It is difficult to grasp just how illiterate the politicians of just about every politician in the US and the EU. Just look at the mess, caused mainly by the greed of a small handful of people, these two huge areas are in. Is it any wonder that India and China are rapidly taking over?
Empires grow, and empires fall, for no reason other than the artful, cunning and dishonest people see what a success something is, so conspire to take it over for themselves.
The problem is, they don't have the vision or charisma to go forward and take the nation with them.