It's the New Year and Cal Thomas ("If it's not careful, America could be nearing the end of the road," January 1, 2015) already fears he may not be able to shout, "Hail Caesar," throughout 2015.
Thomas should be lamenting the passage of the Republic a hundred or so years ago, not an end to an empire. Yet he argues for increased militarization and interventions, since only that can save us from, what he terms, our "age of decadence."
In the end, Thomas dreams of a larger US empire, Spartanesque in style, with a Roman sense of grandeur.
However, if strengthening the empire is the direction for 2015, we should all expect a bloody year.
So I ask Thomas, "How many of my sons and daughters need to die to satisfy your love for an empire?"