So the United States of America turns 236 years old today, Happy Birthday !
Historical "experts" like to compare USA with the Roman Empire, which peaked close to it's 200th year. Some of these "experts" keep trying to convince us that "America's better days are behind us."
These so called "experts" truly do not understand the character of being an America, where our destinations matter more than our origins. Americans have great freedom, especially when they accept the responsibility for their choices.