American Democracy? Will it last?

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I got this in an email and thought I’d share it. Whether you agree with everything written here or not, it certainly gives you something to think about…

In 1887 Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinborough, 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 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 to 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 2008

It doesn’t hurt to read this several times.

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  McCain: 29
Square miles of land won by: Obama: 580,000  McCain: 2,427,000
Population of counties won by: Obama: 127 million  McCain: 143 million
Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by: Obama: 13.2  McCain: 2.1

Professor Olson adds: “In aggregate, the map of the territory McCain won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of the country. Obama territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in low income tenements and living off various forms of 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 forty percent of the nation’s population already having reached the “governmental dependency” phase.

If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty million criminal invaders called illegal’s – and they vote – then we can say goodbye to the USA in fewer than five years.

If you are in favor of this, then by all means, ignore this message.

If you are not, then  help everyone realize just how much is at stake, knowing that apathy is the greatest danger to our freedom.

Of course we are not a democracy, we are a Constitutional Republic . Someone should point this out to Obama. Of course we know he and too many others pay little attention to The Constitution. There couldn’t be more at stake than on Nov 2012.

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My husband and I married in 1970. I am the mother of 2 and grandmother to 5. I share my health stories and my experiences with Thrive. I am reading and writing blogs, watching tv, making jewelry and rosaries, selling in my Etsy store and playing solitaire. I am home bound and add in my physical therapy exercises to my daily routine. I will blog about my progress or anything that catches my attention at that moment. See you around and thanks for stopping by!
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One Response to American Democracy? Will it last?

  1. waefarer says:

    I just wanted to say that I’ve been reading this post over and over again over the last day. I think it’s a mix of horror and fascination at what the truth really looks like that has me coming back to read it one more time. After all the smoke screens and mirrors that have characterized our nation over the last few years, I am not completely surprised. I am sad though that we seem to live in denial of the truth. I would like to see America return to the core values that were expressed in the Constitution. As a country, we seem to have lost our identity. We seem to have forgotten what it is to be an American, what it is to have values and ideals. I hope that other people are reading your post and finding themselves thinking hard about the state of our country today.

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