Is This Republic Worth Saving?

There's been a great deal of talk lately on the likely demise of this Grand Republic of ours.  Very wise and scholarly Americans have taken to opining publicly on the dire state of things, all asking the basic question, "Can this Republic be saved"? Some historians have compared our current plight to that of the Roman Empire in its fall-apart days.  Some Hollywood doomsayers point to the end date of the Mayan calendar:  2012.  Biblical prophecy experts see an apocalyptic climax forming.      Sociologists study the decline in marriage, the tsunami of out-of-wedlock childbirth, the failed public education system, the rising disparity between rich and poor and come to the conclusion that without desperate measures, America cannot sustain herself.  Demographers point to drastically declined birth rates in every outpost of Western Civilization and remind us that demography is destiny; without new citizens civilization itself is...(Read Full Article)