Mr. GOWDY. Mr. Speaker I submit the following paper on lessons learned from the Roman Empire from Rachel Castellani, a 6th grade student from Southside Christian School in Simpsonville, SC. Rachel wrote,
I believe that what I have learned can help me with politics and economics. I think that if the Romans had not gone and taken some of the risks they had taken and maybe had been less violent, the empire might still be alive today. A topic I want to talk about is the economy. If you are trying to encourage the lower class citizens (plebians) why do you raise tax rates higher? This is the same thing happening to America, I don't want to be left in the same situation. Let's lower taxes and form new business in America. Don't let our nation crumble like Rome's!