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Abandoning the ancient principles of their forbearers, men like Marius, Sulla, and the Gracchi brothers set dangerous new precedents that would start the Republic on the road to destruction and provide a stark warning about what can happen to a civilization that has lost its way.
Modern historians (Earl 1970, Smith 1955 and Taylor Taylor 1962.) concur that the Gracchi brothers aimed at gaining political revenue rather than carrying out social reform.
He also proposed that our economic salvation will come from our politicians who will advocate the populist objectives of no-one-left-behind, like the Gracchi brothers of Rome and the Roosevelt's of the US.