In general Americans are fat, lazy, and ignorant.
Then again what do you expect people to think when 40% of Americans don't believe in evolution but that the Earth is 6,000 years old.
My prediction is that it will (in a sense) fall, and then rebuild. We are on an unsustainable path to self-destruction, but will have what it takes to rise again. I don't know if there will be another internal war, or if our financial situation will be our undoing, but I do expect it will happen. Then again, I'm no psychic.
"God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
-C G Jung
but this adds to people being fat.....
We have many problems, there are many improvements that are necessary to achieve "peaches and cream".
And the conservatives are perfect?
Read some history, stay away from Fox.
And, those who really think that we have an empire are delusional.
Lest we forget, our military, the world's mightiest was out-done by Islamic terrorists with balls and box-cutters.
Islam seems to be the next "empire" - as long as fear and ignorance prevail.....