"A democracy is always temporary in nature"

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"A democracy is always temporary in nature"
« on: February 04, 2013, 10:27:27 PM »
In 1887 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 prior: "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 that they can vote themselves generous
 gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority
 always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from
 the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally
 collapse over loose fiscal policy, (which is) always followed by a
The Obituary follows:
It doesn't hurt to read this several times.           
Professor Joseph Olson of Hamline University School of Law in
St. Paul, Minnesota, points out some interesting facts concerning
 the last Presidential election:

Number of States won by:            Obama: 19                McCain: 29
Square miles of land won by:       Obama: 580,000        McCain: 2,427,000
Population of counties won by:    Obama: 127 million  McCain: 143 million
Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by: Obama: 13.2 McCain: 2.1 

Professor Olson adds: "In aggregate, the map of the territory
 McCain won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens
 of the country.
Obama territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in low
 income tenements and living off various forms of government

(And, of course, Zuma?s mass support comes from poor/uneducated

citizens who are largely in the rural districts.)
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/Parliament of RSA grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty million
 criminal invaders called illegals - and they vote - then we can say
 goodbye to the USA/RSA in fewer than five years.

If you are in favor of this, then by all means, delete this message.
If you are not, then pass this along to help everyone realize just how
 much is at stake, knowing that apathy is the greatest danger to our
This is truly scary

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