|Sent on:||Thursday, June 7, 2007 3:20 PM|
How Long Do We Have?About the time our original thirteen states adopted their newconstitution in 1787, Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor atthe University of Edinburgh, had this to say about the fall of theAthenian Republic some 2,000 years earlier:
"A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannotexist 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:
1. from bondage to spiritual faith;2. from spiritual faith to great courage;3. from courage to liberty;4. from liberty to abundance;5. from abundance to complacency;6. from complacency to apathy;7. from apathy to dependence;8. From dependence back into bondage"
Professor Joseph Olson of Hemline University School of Law, St.Paul , Minnesota, points out some interesting facts concerning the 2000Presidential election:
Number of States won by:Gore: 19Bush: 29
Square miles of land won by:Gore: 580,000Bush: 2,427,000
Population of counties won by:Gore: 127 millionBush: 143 millionMurder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by:Gore: 13.2Bush: 2.1
Professor Olson adds: "In aggregate, the map of the territoryBush won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of thisgreat country. Gore's territory mostly encompassed those citizens livingin government-owned tenements and living off various forms of governmentwelfare..."
Olson believes the United State s is now somewhere between the"complacency and apathy" phase of Professor Tyler's definition ofdemocracy, with some forty percent of the nation's population alreadyhaving reached the "governmental dependency" phase.
If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty millioncriminal invaders called illegals and they vote, then we can saygoodbye to the USA in fewer than five years.
Pass this along to help everyone realize just how much is atstake, knowing that apathy is the greatest danger to our freedom.
Thanks for reading.
David Begy <[address removed]> wrote:
Amen. Don't let corp. controlled media run jack!In a message dated 6/6/2007 9:58:59 PM Pacific Daylight Time, [address removed] writes:Take a good look at the comment MSNBC has put under Ron Paul's entry. Unless they remove it, it says "Just please stop e-mailing us. Thanks."Folks, this is a war between the mainstream media and WE THE PEOPLE over who gets to choose the candidates. MSNBC, despite the overwhelming support for Ron Paul in all the online polls, has decided that they, NOT THE VOTERS, will choose who gets to run and who does not, then in effect told you all to shut the hell up about it.Drop MSNBC a note and let them know that TV networks are not empowered by the Constitution to be part of the process by which Presidents are chosen, and that having rankings 180 degrees at odds with the online polls is no way to build trust with the viewers
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