- Jun 2014
In many republics throughout history the quality of life has increased dramatically for the average citizen, not necessarily proportionally (i.e., the "gap" between the rich and the rest) and not for everybody (the underclass) - but for the majority. This usually leads to complacency. The civic responsibilities that Tuthmosis III addresses as necessary often dissipate. People enjoy their lifestyle and become oblivious, or easily persuaded, because being a sovereign civic minded citizen is hard work and sometimes requires the sacrifice which Bart Dale addresses: compromise and accepting defeat today gracefully and willingly.