How Long Do We Have?
I have no idea who wrote this or of it's accuracy, but it struck a cord with me and I accept it as written.
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
"A democracy is always
temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of
"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
"The average age of the
world's greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200
"During those 200 years,
those nations always progressed through the following sequence:
bondage 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 Hamline
University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, points out some interesting facts
concerning the 2000 Presidential election:
Professor Olson adds: "In aggregate, the map of the territory Bush won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of this great country. Gore's 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 forty percent of the nation's
population already having reached the "governmental dependency" phase.
The question is: If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty million criminal invaders called "illegals" and they vote, will we then say goodbye to the USA in fewer than five years?
Calling an illegal alien an
"undocumented immigrant" is like calling a drug dealer an