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 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 them 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. These nations have progressed through this
“Over the centuries
governments have again and again restricted or even abolished the rights of
private property. At other times the law, either by design or default, shielded
the owner from some disadvantages of his property, and charged other people
with some of the costs, the external costs. Obviously, if an owner does not
reap all the benefits of his property, he will disregard such benefits in his
actions; and if he is not charged with all its costs, he will ignore such
costs.” – Hans F. Sennholz
“No major culture has ever emerged that was built upon possession and
force exclusively. For production to occur there must be long periods of time
in which peaceful non-molestation is the order of the day. Force is a poor tool
with which to obtain lasting calm and serenity. Production and trade, the
devices which build what we call civilizations, are erected on ideas of
ownership rather than ideas of possession. It is in this sense that human
society is constructed upon a moral base: a recognition of the difference
between right and wrong. There must be an understanding of the sanctity of
boundary, and a broad adherence to support of such sanctity, for a culture to
endure or advance.” The Freeman October  - Robert
"If men through fear, fraud or mistake,
should in terms renounce and give up any essential natural right, the eternal
law of reason and the great end of society, would absolutely vacate such renunciation;
the right to freedom being the gift of God Almighty, it is not in the power of
Man to alienate this gift, and voluntarily become a slave." - John Adams, Rights of the Colonists, 1772
We are Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians & Independents all working together to advance the cause of liberty and to remind our representatives to follow the Constitution!
This group is run locally.
This grassroots Meetup will help you network with other Liberty Lovers of Bexar County, and provide you with tools and information as well as activities to help with the local effort.
"He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppresion; for if he violates this duty he estabalishes a precedent that will reach to himself." -Thomas Paine, Common Sense 1776