Rome was said to be the greatest of all nations. They prided themselves on their Liberty and democracy that they cherished. But, year after year the people became less andless interested in their Liberty and more interested in their bread and circuses, that is to say, their food and entertainment. Because of this, the people of Rome lost their Liberty and went through tyrant after tyrant. Most of the Roman citizens didn’t even realize they had lost their Liberty, after all, they still “voted” every year and were told they were free. Sound familiar? America is now called the “modern Rome” which doesn’t say much about us. Patrick Henry said “And those nations who have gone in search of grandeur, power, and splendor, have also fallen a sacrifice, and been victims of their own folly: while they acquired those visionary blessings, they lost their freedom.” If we continue on this path, America will fall. However, hope still exists. We are blessed with the example of Rome to guide us and help us realize what can be changed. In order to avoid the destruction Rome encountered, we must first, educate ourselves about the past, and the present. Second, recognize the tyrant, and third, rid ourselves of the tyrant and not accept anything less than Liberty. Please, use the past to save the future. Rome isn’t the only empire to experience this fate, there are so many “instances of the people losing their liberty by their own carelessness and the ambition of few”. Learn from their mistakes and don’t repeat their history once again.