The Cycle

A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government.

It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been 200 years.

Great nations rise and fall. The people go from bondage to spiritual truth, 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 dependence, from dependence back again to bondage.

-Alexander Tyler

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One Response to The Cycle

  1. Break the cycle, America!

    Thank God that Americans stopped being apathetic and rose up against both the extension of the drilling ban and the bailout. Unfortunately, Congress didn’t listen and did what they wanted to do anyway, but at least the people stopped being apathetic.

    We must fight the “Bailouts” that only offer dependence.

    We must stop the slide towards bondage!

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