To TupSum: Shove your attempt to show your respect for the elderly where the sun never shines. I will wager that you are not concerned in the least for millions infants butchered in the womb every year.
To TupSum: You do not appeared concerned about parasites bringing down empires.
Tom Coburn refers to Republics falling throughout history without mentioning parasites. Coburn is right. This country is going down the same road driven there by the same parasites. Basically, every Republic, every empire, every culture was brought down by parasites.
To TupSum: There were only two world wars. WWI was fought because two empires fought each other. Had Woodrow Wilson minded his own goddamned business WWI would not have been a world war.
The war to end all wars
There are many factors that contributed to WWI when looked at from a British perspective. Factors like England's determination to prevent Germany from becoming a world power that would challenge the British Empire in commerce, but it is Woodrow Wilson's true motives that American historians should examine in more detail.
One question: Why was England considered the better ally prior to WWI? In my opinion Wilson's decision was prompted by his own Presbyterian beliefs. In short: President Wilson abandoned this country’s strict neutrality and sided with Great Britain for no reason other than his personal beliefs. At that point in time the United States had never fought against Germany, while Americans had twice fought the British? Soviet Communism, Hitler and WWII were the unintended consequences. Depending upon your point of view, Germany was burned twice by the British/American alliance.
I am being very brief here because volumes can be written on this subject. I posted huge quantities on the topic and barely scratched the surface. One thing did stand out. I concluded that it was nothing more than a shared language that allowed Wilson to get away with marrying Americans to the British in the minds of average Americans.
The wisdom of this country's founders is never more evident than in their commitment to neutrality. The Founding Fathers would never have allowed their young country to be sucked into a European war, and a war with religious undertones to boot. Wilson must have known that. The American people knew it and wanted no part of foreign wars; so I had to ask myself why Wilson abandoned neutrality in order to involve the United States in that American tragedy. Oddly enough, the world has been at war continually since the end of the War to End All Wars?
Flanders thinks he's special. He loves the catchy titles, talking to himself, writing novels (pure fiction) and patting himself on the back....and he can use my post the next time he joins a dating site. This will come in handy.