The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been two
hundred years. These nations have progressed through this
sequence: bondage to spiritual faith; spiritual faith to great courage;
courage to liberty; liberty to abundance; abundance to selfishness;
selfishness to complacency; complacency to apathy; apathy to dependence
and back into bondage.
- Fraser Tyler
Seriously then, the US is ready for some bondage now isn't it?