Does this familiar quote aptly describe the current state of many
EC countries, with the U.S. following closely in their footsteps?
"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government.
It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from
the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates
promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy
always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average
age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years.
rise and fall. The people go from bondage to spiritual truth, to great courage, from
courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness
to complacency, from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependence, from dependence
back again to bondage."
-- Alexander Tytler
Corrupt, selfish politicians
exploit the laziness of a large percentage of the population by promising them an ever-increasing
amount of the fruits of other people's labor. Those lazy people then vote to keep the
politicians in office, and to increase those like him/her.
Who can watch the
looting, pillaging, and plunder in the recent London riots, while spineless authorities
do nothing, and not conclude that the system has been totally broken by failed theories
on social behavior and personal responsibility. If you have a problem, it's somebody
else's fault. The community organizers - now with worldwide central planning - go in
and foment the unrest. How could the British Empire have reduced itself to this? How
can America follow?
- Kirt Blattenberger
RF Cafe Progenitor & Webmaster