‘Democracy’ Love it or Let it Slip By

This  is the most interesting thing I’ve read in a long  time. The sad thing about it, you can see it  coming.

I have always heard about this democracy countdown.. It  is interesting to see it in print. God help us, not that we deserve  it.
How   Long Do We Have?

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 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;
We are here. The reason we are here is because too many of us do not care enough to vote the bums and the crooks out of office. Less than ½ of all eligible voters actually vote. That’s called complacency
from apathy to dependence;
from dependence back into bondage’
Professor Joseph Olson of Hemline  University School of Law, St. Paul , Minnesota
points out some interesting facts concerning the 2008 Presidential election:
Number of States won by:
Democrats: 29
Republicans: 21
Square miles of land won by:
Democrats: 580,000
Republicans: 2,427,000
Population of counties won by:
Democrats: 127 million
Republicans: 143 million
Murder rate
per 100,000 residents in counties won by:
Democrats: 13.2
Republicans: 2.1



This entry was published on November 2, 2010 at 3:57 pm. It’s filed under Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

One thought on “‘Democracy’ Love it or Let it Slip By

  1. Indeed. The biggest cancer in a democracy is complacency.

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