TIMES-A WASTIN', AS GRANDMA USED TO SAY!
About the time our original thirteen states adopted their new constitution
in 1787, 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 earlier: "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
they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury."
"From that moment on, the majority always vote for the candidates who
promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that
every democracy will finally collapse due to 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, those nations always progressed through the
1. from bondage to spiritual faith;
2. from spiritual faith to great courage;
3. from courage to liberty;
4. from liberty to abundance;
5. from abundance to complacency;
6. from complacency to apathy;
7. from apathy to dependence;
8. From dependence back into bondage"
Professor Joseph Olson of Hemline University School of Law, St.Paul,
Minnesota, points out some interesting facts concerning the 2000
Presidential election: "In aggregate, the map of the territory Bush won was
mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of this great country.
Gore's territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in
government-owned tenements and living off various forms of government
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 (that's 40%!!) of the nation's population already having
reached the "governmental dependency" phase.
If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty million criminal
invaders called illegals, and they vote, then we can say goodbye to the USA
in a few years, according to this formula.
Pass this along to help everyone realize just how much is at stake, knowing
that apathy is the greatest danger to our freedom.
Post any relevant material in regards to their great WISDOM. Quotes, papers, trials, arguments. Generally any topic that supports Freedom and Liberty.
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