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
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
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
Professor Olson adds: "In aggregate, the map of the
territory Bush won
was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens
of this great
Gore's territory mostly encompassed those citizens
living in government
owned tenements and living off various forms of
Olson believes the United States is now somewhere
"complacency and apathy"
phase of Professor Tyler's definition of democracy,
with some forty
percent of the nation's population already having
"governmental dependency" phase.
If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty
invaders called illegal and they vote, then we can
say good-bye to the
USA in fewer than five years.
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how much is at stake,
knowing that apathy is the greatest danger to our