HOW LONG DO WE HAVE?
This is the most interesting thing I've read in a long time. The sad
thing about it, you can see it coming.
I have always heard about this democracy countdown. It is interesting to
see it in print. God help us, not that we deserve it.
How Long Do We Have?
About the time our original thirteen states adopted their new
constitution in 1787, Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at
the University of Edinburgh, had this to say about the fall of the
Athenian Republic some 2,000 years earlier:
'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 they can vote themselves generous gifts
from the public treasury.'
'From that moment on, the majority always vote for the candidates
who promise the most benefits from the public treasury,
with the result that every democracy will finally collapse
due to 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,
those nations always progressed through the following sequence:
|Democracy Historical Path
to spiritual faith
spiritual faith to great courage
courage to liberty
liberty to abundance
abundance to complacency
complacency to apathy
apathy to dependence
dependence back into bondage
Professor Joseph Olson of Hemline University School of Law, St. Paul ,
Minnesota , points out some interesting facts concerning the 2000
Number of States won by:
... Democrats: 19 - Republicans: 29
Square miles of land won by:
... Democrats: 580,000 - Republicans: 2,427,000
Population of counties won by:
... Democrats: 127 million - Republicans: 143 million
Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties
... Democrats: 13.2 - Republicans: 2.1
Professor Olson adds: 'In aggregate, the map of the territory Republican
won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of this great
country. Democrat territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in
government-owned tenements and living off various forms of government
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.
Share this to help everyone realize just how much is at stake, knowing
that apathy is the greatest danger to our freedom.
WE LIVE IN THE LAND OF THE FREE,
ONLY BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE