In 1887 Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor
at the University of Edinburgh, had this to say about
the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years prior:
"A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply
cannot exist as a permanent form of government.
A democracy will continue to exist up until the time
that voters discover that they can vote themselves
generous gifts from the public treasury.
From that moment on, the majority always votes for the
candidates who promise the most benefits from the public
treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally
collapse over loose fiscal policy, (which is) always
followed by a dictatorship."
"The average age of the world's greatest civilizations from
the beginning of history, has been about 200 years. During
those 200 years, these nations always progressed through the
From bondage to spiritual faith;
From spiritual faith to great courage;
From courage to liberty;
From liberty to abundance;
From abundance to complacency;
From complacency to apathy;
From apathy to dependence;
From dependence back into bondage."
The Obituary follows:
Born 1776, Died 2012
It doesn't hurt to read this several times.
Professor Joseph Olson of Hamline University School of Law in
Minnesota, points out some interesting facts concerning the
Number of States won by: Obama: 19
Square miles of land won by: Obama: 580,000
Population of counties won by: Obama: 127 million
McCain: 143 million
Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by:
Obama: 13.2 McCain: 2.1
Professor Olson adds: "In aggregate, the map of the
territory McCain won was
mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of
Obama territory mostly encompassed those citizens living
in low income tenements
and living off various forms of government welfare..."
Olson believes the United States is now somewhere between
the "complacency and apathy" phase of Professor Tyler's
definition of democracy, with some forty percent of the
nation's population already having reached the "governmental
If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty million
criminal invaders called illegal's - and they vote - then we
can say goodbye to the USA in fewer than five years.
Realize just how much is at stake, know that apathy is the
greatest danger to our freedom..
This is truly scary!
Democracy - a temporary endeavor
Poetizing around the world
When an egg cracks, fry it and eat it.
When Democracy cracks, cry, then feed it.
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