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.
-Alexander Fraser Tytler (1747–1813)
Can you believe this statement was made 200 years ago? This sums up all that is happening with the United States political landscape. Based upon this statement, it is time to get rid of our existing government and start over. We eclipsed the 200 years useful life for the world's greatest civilizations. This is why we are promoting the idea of revolution.
Let us look at this quote in a bit more detail.
"...until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury". Does this sound familiar to anyone? Our government has turned into an organization of handouts. The politicians promise more to the people in return for the votes. Votes equal power in the political arena. So the people vote for the one who promises to give us them the most.
Here is a newsflash: America is done. If you hadn't heard already, there you have it. All the qualities which made this country the world leader are no longer promoted by our leaders. Instead, they reward laziness and incompetence. And now, with the Party of handouts completely in charge, we are going to see it increase.
I read a stat that mentioned that presently 43% of American citizens receive assistance from the Federal government. If this is true, we are moving rapidly towards the day when more than half the population will receive a check from the government. When this happens, we will see the decline at a quicker pace. Every society that had more than half it's people dependent upon the government disappeared. The retiring of the Baby Boomers in the next decade will take care of that.
"From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury..."
Obama is promising everything under the sun. McCain is only promising 3/4 of the things under the sun. Notice how there aren't headlines promoting establishing an atmosphere where personal responsibility will prosper. That is because the people do not want that. We are voting for the one who is going to give the most handouts. In this instance, it is Obama.
So, as you look out over the landscape over the next 10 years, begin to think who you would like as a dictator. According to the quote, that is the next part of the process. Doubt this will happen? Who would have guess the wisdom of the first part 50 years ago? History is on the side of America's demise.
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