- What problems did the roman republic face (wiki.answers.com)
- What are some pros and cons of the roman republic (wiki.answers.com)
- The Gracchi Murders (pinkbananaworld.com) The assassination of the Gracchi is what started the downfall of the Republic.
- Jesse Jackson Jr: Congress is in Rebellion (outsidethebeltway.com)
Here is what started me on such gloomy reflections.
Illinois Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. told The Daily Caller on Wednesday that congressional opposition to the American Jobs Act is akin to the Confederate “states in rebellion.”
Jackson called for full government employment of the 15 million unemployed and said that Obama should “declare a national emergency” and take “extra-constitutional” action “administratively” — without the approval of Congress — to tackle unemployment.
“I hope the president continues to exercise extraordinary constitutional means, based on the history of Congresses that have been in rebellion in the past,” Jackson said. “He’s looking administratively for ways to advance the causes of the American people, because this Congress is completely dysfunctional.”
The Republic no longer functions. Hail Caesar Obama!!