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Location: Antelope, Ore
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Found this on GBO. Felt this way for a long time. Seem's that apathy is overcomming us.

**This is the most interesting thing I've read in a
long time. The sad thing about it, you can see it
**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
**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 Hemline University
School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, points out some
interesting facts concerning the 2000
Presidential election:*
**Number of States won by:
Gore: 19
Bush: 29*
**Square miles of land won by:
Gore: 580,000
Bush: 2,427,000*
**Population of counties won by:
Gore: 127 million
Bush: 143 million*
**Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by:
Gore: 13.2
Bush: 2.1*
**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 State s 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.*

Location: Mobile County, Alabama
Joined: 09/09/2007
Posts: 310
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I agree.

Location: Kingston, MI
Joined: 01/16/2007
Posts: 592
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We could be closer to dependence. There are simply too many people in this country today that depend on their government checks to survive.

My tax dollars going to people unwilling to work really sticks in my craw.

Location: Eatonville, Wa
Joined: 08/26/2007
Posts: 607
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I see the need for some welfare programs but, I also see it being taken advantage of on a regular basis. Maybe since most of the folks on welfare support Al Gore so much, maybe if he really cared he would donate his million plus winnings from the nobel prize(since he figured out that climate changes end up causing war, maybe another thread)with all the babys mommas, and everyone else milking this country for everything its worth.

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