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“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 a loose fiscal policy, (which is) always followed by 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 follows: ‘United States of America,’ Born 1776, Died 201?”
In 1887 Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh, had this to say about the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years prior.
I was both intrigued and disturbed by this “obituary.” In one way, I can say that America has survived through many difficult times. But there are two factors that are coming together that cause me concern. One is that we may have reached the stage of complacency: people don’t know America’s history against adversity, the strides we have made in the world, and what we stand for. This story is not being taught in schools. Along with that dearth of information, America is also being attacked by the Left: lies are being perpetuated, misinformation is being distributed, and the values we stand for are being debased. It is like we are falling into an abyss and poison is being tossed in after us.
Still, I have great faith in this country. Of late, with the efforts that are being made to stop the destruction and get to the truth, I still hold on to hope that America has a bright future.