When Julius Caesar, general of the Roman Legions in France and the area north of modern Italy, decided to challenge the power of Rome there was a line that, if crossed, would mean no turning back. That line was the Rubicon River. No army other than Rome’s Legionaires themselves were allowed below that point. Those going below it would face the wrath of the greatest fighting force known at that time.
Julius Caesar encamped just north of the river for a time, contemplating his decision. He knew the potential consequences. One morning he arose with a made-up mind. He led his forces across the Rubicon toward Rome. Ultimately, he won the ensuing battles and the right to the emperor’s throne. But he knew once he had crossed the river, there was no turning back.