Best I can do....
indeed, the injection of morals into law definitely signal the decline of the vein of civilization, especially if the syringe is used.
the roman empire failed for one reason: they quit roamin', but the u.s. is still very adept at roamin' around the world, sticking their nose into everyones business. Time is not even a question at this point.
Lead poisoning brought on the fall of the roman era because they ran out of things to write, leaving them to chewing on their pencils, thereby bringing their furry era to a halt. Had they wrote more of the sexual escapades of the era, they would quite likely still be 'in'.
now, please hava joint and relax into a pleasant evening watching the same full moon that shone over the romans roamin' all over each other in the evil light of a full moon.