Democracy in America
Is democracy in America on the skids? I would say that it died on 17 October 2006 when Bush signed the Military Commissions Act of 2006 into law. The most interesting point about this piece for me is the number of tax payers who voted for the Republicans and the number of criminals, dead beats, illegal immigrants et cetera who voted for the Democrats. There is a moral there.
Subject: HOW LONG DO WE HAVE?
Very interesting. If he is right we are now in "OT". (I hope it isn't sudden death.)
About the time our original 13 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 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 due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship."
"The average age of the worlds greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence:
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 Hamline University School of Law, St Paul, Minnesota, points out some interesting facts concerning the 2000
Population of counties won by: Gore: 127 million; Bush: 143 million;
Square miles of land won by: Gore: 580,000; Bush: 2,427,000
States won by: Gore: 19; Bush: 29
Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by: Gore: 13.2; Bush: 2.1
Professor Olson adds: "In aggregate, the map of the territory Bush won was mostly the land owned by the tax-paying citizens of this great country..
Gore's territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in government-owned tenements and living off 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 40 percent of the nation's population already having reached the "governmental dependency" phase.
If the Senate grants Amnesty and citizenship to 20 million criminal invaders called illegals and they vote, then goodbye USA in less than 5 years..
Pass this along to help everyone realize just how much is at stake, knowing that apathy is the greatest danger to our freedom.
Aside: Consider the garbage we have missed. Mondale, McGovern, Gore, Kerry, etc. Then the garbage that did get in. Clinton, Carter, Johnson. The times to come are perilous. The specter of a vicious lawyer harpy named Clinton is almost too much to bear. And a Kerry or a Gore? They are the portents of eventual destruction of our treasured democracy. The fractured defective people offered up by the Democrats will likely not stop. Electing a draft dodger sex offender is what they gave us. The future may be even worse.
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Updated on Friday, 07 September 2012 18:06:17