In 1887 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 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."
While America is technically a Constitutional Republic rather than a democracy, the comparison is shocking…..
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 follows:
"United States of America", Born 1776, Died 2016
Interesting facts from the 2012 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, and by Romney: 2.1
Conclusion: 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'
The United States is now somewhere between the ‘complacency and apathy’ phase of decline, with some forty nine percent of the nation's population receiving some form of government assistance (governmental dependency).
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.
[From an email - source not verified]