Not too long ago, I was privileged to host dinner for some family friends. Among our guests was an 11 year old boy, who we will call “Billy” in this story.
Billy chatted as any eleven year old will. I asked him what his favorite subject in school was. He replied that it was social studies, not the usual Math or English response most children will give. As we talked, he said something very interesting.
“Rome was a great and wonderful society,” he explained. “They had everything figured out, and it was working perfectly. Then, some of them got greedy and wanted more for themselves than what everyone else had. Before long, the whole thing crumbled and nobody had anything any more.” Then he put his silverware down and his shoulders slumped. He looked like he was almost ready to cry, and he said, “I see the same thing happening in our country, and it scares me. I don’t want America to crumble, but the greed we have going on will make it all crumble.”
Now, I don’t know about you, but in my eyes, if an 11 year old kid can figure this out, we have two options:
1: Be like Rome
2: Let the kids run Congress.