Congress is well on its way to proving Arnold Toynbee's assertion that civilizations are not murdered but, instead, commit suicide. I do not expect Congress' tea party members to have a world view, so I'm certain they have no idea that nations have been lining up for years for the chance to replace the dollar as the global currency. When they so gleefully allow the U.S. to default on its debts later in the month, you can rest assured it will happen. Then, the curtain will fall on our republic.
R. Reynolds, Bel Air