DS, I have seen this before. The analysis of democracy is correct and a very sobering insight. It explains why the welfare system positively discourages people from getting off welfare. They will vote for the party that can credibly promise them more from the public coffers. In return, they vote for the party most credibly "liberal" with the state's money. The analysis of the year 2000 elections might be correct for all I know, but I would like to see more information and documentation. The bit about illegal immigrants is based on the assumption that they all go to America to go on welfare, which is obviously not true. They go to America to work. Some go to America to engage in criminal enterprises, I suppose, like drugs and prostitution, but they are likely not on welfare. Some who go for the purpose of working may end up on welfare, temporarily or permanently, but certainly not 20 million. I have not seen studies on the actual numbers, nor does anyone really know how many illegal immigrants there are. The last remark about Obama is a total non-sequitur and I say that as someone who is very much not for Obama.
Thanks for this fantastic expose, ET. Everybody should read this.
HOW LONG DOES THE USA HAVE?
This is the most interesting thing I've read in a long time. The sad thing about it, you can see it coming.
I have always heard about this democracy countdown. It is interesting to see it in print. God help us, not that we deserve it.
How Long Do We Have?
About the 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 earlier:
'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 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 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, those nations always progressed through the following sequence:
1. From bondage to spiritual faith;
2. From spiritual faith to great courage;
3. From courage to liberty;
4. From liberty to abundance;
5. From abundance to complacency;
6. From complacency to apathy;
7. From apathy to dependence;
8. From 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:
Number of States won by:
Square miles of land won by:
Population of counties won by:
Gore: 127 million
Bush: 143 million
Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by:
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.
If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty million criminal invaders called illegal and they vote, then we can say goodbye to the USA in fewer than five years.
If you are in favor of this then 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 freedom.
Thanks for reading...............
a vote for Barak is a vote for FEAR !.........BEWARE of this Strange person with a big-smile !