Monday, May 12, 2008

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

"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 sequences:

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 2000 Presidential

Number of States won by: Democrats:19

Square miles of land won by: Democrats: 580,000
Republicans: 2,427,000

Population of counties won by:
Democrats: 12 million Republicans: 143 million

Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by:
Democrats: 13.2 Republicans: 2.1

Professor Olson adds: "In aggregate, the map of
the territory Republicans 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 welfare..." Olson believes
the United States is now somewhere between the
“Complacency and apathy" phase of Professor Tyler's
definition of democracy, with some 40% 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.

Know that apathy is the greatest danger to our freedom.


1 comment:

  1. Anonymous8:01 AM

    The tide has turned! Key #4 of Lichtman's 13 Keys to the Presidency has just been fumbled into the Democrat's posession by the Bob Barr Candidacy coupled with Rino McCain's Environmentalism, giving Barr Creedance.

    I did not expect Rino McCain to slip on that particular banana peel. The score is now Obama 7, McCain 6. This means a close Democrat victory.

    To Win, McCain now desparately to learn his Economics to salvage the two Economic Keys that he has fumbled away. Hillary now has a REAL chance, if she could ONLY get the nomination, and this means that she will once again ratchet up her attacks on Obama.

    To the Latecomers: please reread the "Hillary can't Win" comments

    For the Winner, the Presidency! FOr the Losers, there is a job waiting for them in Sanitary Engineering, sweeping up behind the Horses at the Innaugural Parade.