The Stages of The Rise And Fall of All Great Nations
History shows us that all of the great nations of the world have never lived much more than 200 years, and there has been sequential stages in every case.
From bondage to spiritual faith;
From spiritual faith to great courage;
From courage to liberty;
From liberty to abundance;
From abundance to selfishness;
From selfishness to complacency;
From complacency to apathy;
From apathy to moral decay
From moral decay to dependency;
From dependency back again to bondage.
We can't help from noticing the progression from bondage to liberty back to bondage
Nevertheless, the first generation throws off the shackles of bondage only to have a later generation -- through apathy, indifference, and dependence upon the government -- to allow itself to once again be enslaved.
By the looks of it, I would say America is hovering somewhere between the last 2 stages