My post is a copy of a recent email I received. My commentary is at the end and is brief.
In 1887 Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh, had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2000 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 go 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 2014
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 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 2.1.
Obama territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in low income tenements and living off various forms of government. Olson believes the United States in 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.
Why was Barack Hussein Obama elected to a second term? His electorate was so enamored by his silver tongue, actually believing what came out of his mouth, they voted with emotions, not brains. He also won again, as he did in the 2008 election, because he was a minority. Face the brutal facts!! The electorate also saw more free stuff coming their way if Obama were elected and they feared losing it if Mitt Romney were elected.
The golden goose in gasping for breath. If liberalism wins the presidency in 2016 the goose is dead and we will be rapidly on our way to Democracy in America being something that our grandchildren will only hear about. It will be dead.