Posted by: armedbear1746 | September 14, 2010

The Cycle of Democracy, by Alexander Fraser Tyler

A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves {money} from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over lousy fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship.

The average of the world’s great civilizations before they decline has been 200 years. These nations have progressed in this sequence: From bondage to spiritual faith; from faith to great courage; from courage to liberty; from liberty to abundance; from abundance to selfishness; from selfishness to complacency; from complacency to apathy; from apathy to dependency; from dependency back again to bondage.

Blog Authors Note: Where are we, as a nation, in the above steps?  Find it?   Scary, isn’t it…

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