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.
Great nations 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
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
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