Alexander Tyler, 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 dictatorship.”
The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years.
During those 200 years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence:
- From bondage to spiritual faith;
- From spiritual faith to great courage;
- From courage to liberty;
- From liberty to abundance;
- From abundance to complacency;
- From complacency to apathy;
- From apathy to dependence;
- From dependence back into bondage.
The Obituary of the American democracy follows:
Professor Joseph Olson of Hamline University Schoolof Law in St. Paul, Minnesota, points out some
interesting facts concerning the last Presidential election:
- Number of States won by: Obama: 19 Romney: 29
- Square miles of land won by: Obama: 580,000 Romney: 2,427,000
- Population of counties won by: Obama: 127 million Romney: 143 million
- Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by: Obama: 13.2 Romney: 2.1
Professor Olson adds: “In aggregate, the map of the territory Romney 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 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.
If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty million criminal invaders called illegals – and they
vote – then we can say goodbye to the USA in fewer than five years.
The “complacency and apahy” can be easily explained….the common everyday American, who watches the networks on T.V., believes everything those networks tell them and makes no effort to enlighten themselve to the real problems of our country. Those who do vote, vote for the best looking, most apealing and the person who is going to give them something for nothing. Unless the common American begins to take an interest in the country as a whole, that apathy is the greatest danger to our freedom and the existence of our country as we once knew it.