Some similarities, but not really
No, not at all
Other (please elaborate)
“And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in shewing that religion & Govt will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.”
~ James Madison, letter to Edward Livingston, July 10, 1822
Quo usque tandem abutere, Trump, patientia nostra?
"I am not among those who fear the people. They and not the rich, are our dependence for continued freedom." -- Thomas Jefferson, 1816 "[F]acts are before ideas." -- Mikhail Bakunin, 1882
Be sure to work hard and get lots of overtime. People on welfare want more steaks and free upgrades to smart phones with unlimited data packages.
The comparative decline of the United States corresponds more to the fall of the Roman Republic than the Roman Empire.
Oligarchical forces have locked our representative democracy in a perpetual gridlock that prevents them from taking action on the dysfunctions that are slowly grinding away at our society. Political nihilism is at an all time high and our culture has become so despondent that nothing shocks or outrages us unless the other guy did it (which is the same as not at all). The perfect climate for a strong central figure to come and impose his will and sense of direction on the whole body of society.
If you notice something good in yourself, give credit to God, not to yourself, but be certain the evil you commit is always your own and yours to acknowledge.