Like Caesar, America has crossed the Rubicon

By Ray Starmann

On January 10, 49 B.C., Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon River in Northern Italy, with his legions to march on Rome. While crossing the narrow river, Caesar is said to have remarked, ‘Iacta alea esto’, ‘The die is cast’, in reference to his defiance of Roman law, which forbade any general from crossing the Rubicon and entering Italy with an army. To do so was tantamount to high treason. Caesar’s action made his intentions crystal clear to those in Rome. He intended to join the struggle for power, as civil war loomed.

Since that day, the term, ‘Crossing the Rubicon’ became a metaphor for passing the point of no return, for Caesar knew that if he failed in seizing power in Rome, he would be executed.

Caesar was successful in his bid for dictator and began on day one to drain the Roman Swamp and to Make Rome Great Again.

He immediately established a new constitution, which was intended to accomplish three separate goals. First, he wanted to suppress all armed resistance out in the provinces, and thus bring order back to the Republic. Second, he wanted to create a strong central government in Rome. Finally, he wanted to knit together all of the provinces into a single cohesive unit.

Caesar set out to pass an ambitious legislative agenda. He ordered a census be taken, which forced a reduction in the grain dole, and decreed that jurors could only come from the Senate or the equestrian ranks. He passed a sumptuary law that restricted the purchase of certain luxuries. After this, he passed a law that rewarded families for having many children, to speed up the repopulation of Italy. Then, he outlawed professional guilds, except those of ancient foundation, since many of these were subversive political clubs. He then passed a term-limit law applicable to governors. He passed a debt-restructuring law, which ultimately eliminated about a fourth of all debts owed.

The most important change, however, was his reform of the calendar. The calendar was then regulated by the movement of the moon, and this had left it in a mess. Caesar replaced this calendar with the Egyptian calendar, which was regulated by the sun. He set the length of the year to 365.25 days by adding an intercalary/leap day at the end of February every fourth year.

To bring the calendar into alignment with the seasons, he decreed that three extra months be inserted into 46 BC (the ordinary intercalary month at the end of February, and two extra months after November). Thus, the Julian calendar opened on 1 January 45 BC. This calendar is almost identical to the current Western calendar.

From the beginning, Caesar was surrounded by enemies, who were jealous of his immense wealth, envious of what they saw as his dictatorial power and scornful of his planned reforms. Caesar was at war with the establishment, which wanted to return to the old days of total greed and corruption.

Sound familiar? The more things change, the more they stay the same…

On the Ides of March, March 15th, 44 B.C., Caesar was murdered by several Senators, while on the way to make a speech in the Senate.

Enter President Trump…

Like Caesar, Trump is intent on making reforms and draining the swamp.

Like Caesar, Trump wants to make his nation great again.

Like Caesar, Trump is surrounded by enemies.

On November 8, 2016 A.D. (yes, that’s Anno Domini liberals), America crossed the Rubicon by electing President Trump, an electoral victory that has divided a nation and which may have caused a schism which is irreparable.

As a united nation, we may very well be at the point of no return.

To push their agenda, that Trump cheated the nation and Hillary Clinton out of a liberal Presidency, the MSM is hard at work, like insane Keebler Elves, working 24/7 to concoct fake news about the President: he’s mentally ill, he’s a racist, he hangs out with prostitutes, etc.;and the real biggie, the fairy tale that he colluded with Russia during the election.

Half of the country will never accept Donald Trump as President of the United States, no matter what feats of grandeur he accomplishes.

Half of the country thinks that men who believe they’re women should use the ladies room and shower with little girls.

Half of the country believes in open borders.

Half of the country believes illegals should be given citizenship.

Half of the country believes Trump’s travel ban is cruel to unvetted Muslims coming from war-torn countries that promote terrorism.

Half of the country wants the government to confiscate your firearms and to enact universal gun control, like they have in socialist Europe.

Half of the country believes that socialist Europe is the premier model for the USA.

Half of the country says it’s okay to raise their taxes to pay for more big government programs.

Half of the country thinks that Obamacare is a marvelous success and the precursor to a Canadian style single payer health care system, instead of a harbinger of governmental horror.

Half of the country believes that the Iran Deal was a foreign policy success story.

Half of the country thinks that the Antifa are just misguided kids, not Marxist thugs.

Half of the country wants a platitude screaming former talk show host with a closet full of skeletons and train full of emotional baggage to be the next President, because she cares, makes us feel good and will set us right after we all have a collective cry as a nation.

Half of the country believes that the 10 happiest words in the English language are: “Hi, I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”

Half of the country wants a fight with the right, refuses to listen to logic, is powered by irrational emotion and condones violence to reach its goals, that goal being a country totally juxtaposed with the principles set forth by the Founding Fathers.

On November 8, 2016, the United States crossed the Rubicon, and as with Caesar, things will never be the same again.

3 comments on “Like Caesar, America has crossed the Rubicon
  1. Immigration needs to reformed. All immigration stopped except Whites from European countries and South Africa/ Rhodesia. The immigration law of 1964/5 was not supposed to change the demographics of the USA. Well it has. We need to get the country back to 90% White to correct the imbalance.

  2. This article delineates well, the issue facing America today. I have lived through, what I might refer to as, the glory years of America, to now, sadly, see the deterioration of the greatest country to ever grace this planet.
    The best we could say for the democrats of my parents’ day is that they, we believed, really loved our notion. That cannot be said today.
    Now, the Looney Left has nothing good to say about our nation. Their goal is to destroy it (i.e. Clinton [s], Obama, Pelosi, Reed, Shurmur, etc.), and to establish their glorious Global network—One World Order (with socialistic and marxist control).
    Thomas Paine once said, “The greatest tyrannies are always perpetuated in the name of the noblest causes.” Besides accusing conservatives of all the nefarious things they, themselves, do, this is part of the left’s playbook.
    Consequently, beginning with Lyndon Johnson and his so-called war on poverty, the fact that we have arrived at this point in American history can most certainly be laid on the shoulders of the Liberal Left. This war on poverty, as is now apparent, was not a war on poverty at all, but a war on common sense to keep people ‘in’ poverty just to get their votes (minorities and the poor).
    The Left is constantly ‘inventing’, “. . . noblest causes.” to perpetuate their agenda.
    For example, sexism, xenophobia, islamophobia, racism, open borders, amnesty, Marxism, socialism, healthcare, welfare, affirmative action, etc., etc., etc. When, all they really care about is getting re-elected and maintaining power.
    Their modus operandi? Lies, hate, deceit, fake news, misinformation, disinformation, college and university indoctrination, unvetted immigration, bigger government, greater taxes, control of the media, disrespect for law enforcement and the military, riots, etc., etc., etc.
    So sad! I hope the schism the author implies that has happened to our nation is not permanent.
    Thomas Jefferson was quoted as saying, “Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep forever . . . .”.
    God is the only hope for our nation, and indeed, the world. I pray for our nation. That we will come back to our senses and honor Him and place Him first in our collective hearts.
    The answer to America’s problems is this.: 2 Chronicles 7:14 14if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

  3. The USA has been in a state of class warfare since its inception. The increasing unholy alliance between BIG business and BIG government has led to a huge increase in the intensity of that war.

    The masses of common folks are being spit upon and the awareness of the class war and the anger regarding that war is growing. The much-needed Revolutionary War Two may be the only way to make any meaningful changes in the many systems used by greedy and power-hungry parasites who are sucking the life blood from We, the People.

    What will be the spark lighting the flames of Revolutionary War Two?

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