This weekend’s Common Sense column over at Townhall may seem familiar to readers of Common Sense. It summarizes a bunch of ideas we grapple with all the time. Even the historical facts about the Roman Republic and Empire may seem familiar — and for a reason. Most were featured in the “Today in Freedom” sidebar.
So click on over to Townhall, and then back here for some more reading:
- Odoacer, the Arian Christian conqueror of the Western Roman Empire, commonly said to have ended the Romans’ long imperial run.
- Romulus Augustus, the usurping emperor to Julius Nepos, was also known with an extra syllable, Romulus Augustulus.
- Theodore and Woodrow: How Two American Presidents Destroyed Constitutional Freedom, by Andrew P. Napolitano
- Ex America, by Garet Garrett, with a foreword by Bruce Ramsey — the classic case (an anniversary edition of “The People’s Pottage”) for America-as-empire.
I don’t know about you, but I wonder if Vladimir Putin sees himself as Odoacer. And Obama as Romulus Augustus.
Oh, here is Elizabeth Warren calling Tea Party Republicans “anarchists”: