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Democracy is temporary just look at this

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by OLD ONE EYE, Jul 5, 2013.


    OLD ONE EYE Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Florida / Idaho
    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 following sequence:

    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 St.
    Paul, Minnesota, points out some interesting facts concerning
    the last Presidential election:

    Number of States won by: Obama: 19 Romney: 29

    Square miles of land won by: Obama: 580,000 Romney: 2,427,000

    Population of counties won by: Obama: 127 million Romney: 143 million

    Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by: Obama: 13.2 Romney:

    Professor Olson adds: "In aggregate, the map of the territory
    Romney won was mostly the land
    owned by the taxpaying citizens of
    the country.

    Obama territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in low
    income 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 of the nation's population
    already having reached the "governmental
    dependency" phase.

    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.

  2. wireguy

    wireguy TS Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    America = dependence
  3. Rebel Sympathy

    Rebel Sympathy Well-Known Member

    Jun 6, 2010
    Pea Patch, Alabama
    The 21st Century American Dream = Disability check.
  4. Johnny

    Johnny Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    false rubbish written by a sore loser

    "The average age of the world's greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years."

    That statement is totally false.
  5. rpeerless

    rpeerless Well-Known Member

    Dec 4, 2009
    We live in a Republic where our government officals are democratically elected.
    We do not live in a Democracy. A country can be a democracy and live under a benevolent or not so benevolent dictator. Our Republic does not.
  6. timberfaller

    timberfaller Well-Known Member

    Feb 24, 2007
    Eastern Washington

    Where did you learn that!?? Its hasn't been taught in the public school for decades.

    No need to wonder WHY!