Quote Of The Day

“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largess 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 dictatorship. The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been 200 years. These nations have progressed through this sequence: “from bondage to spiritual faith; From spiritual faith to great courage; From courage to liberty; From liberty to abundance; From abundance to selfishness; From selfishness to apathy; From apathy to dependence; From dependence back into bondage.”

– Alexander Frazier Tytler in 1776

 

I found it on Pigazette and thought I would share.  In realty that was why the founders of America went with a Republic and not a direct Democracy.  It’s also why the Constitution was written in order to be a binding contract with the people over what the Government could and could not do.  Granted our politicians long ago realized that they could stop paying attention to the Constitution and do whatever they wanted and the people would let them as long as they kept getting bribed out of the federal trough.  We could care less as long as we get to put our hands into the money bag and the politicians know it.  So onward to bondage.

I hate it here…

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1 Comment

  1. Hard to argue wit the above, i see it almost every week.


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