Good googly I typed about 5 paragraphs and it wouldnt post. Here's the Cliff notes version: Rome died from Huns, Persians, and an infatuation with world dominance. (Posts in what is now England for example) The US is pretty much founded on Roman principles, they got that right, but Jefferson in particular changed much of what was wrong. Side note: Jefferson tried to abolish slavery in the Decleration of Independence but it was taken out of the initial draft to accomodate others in Virginia, even though Jefferson owned slaves until his death. He saw slavery as a flaw in Roman culture. "All men created equal" is another jab at their class system. Just to be fair I read the original article and it is laughably slanted. If you take a piece of history to support an idea you already had, thats propaganda.