For about the hundredth time in one of my blogs (I exaggerate for effect) I need to exclaim that the good ole USA in NOT a democracy and that was by design and we should be ever thankful to our Founding Fathers. In that vein I share this quote;
“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been 200 years. Great nations rise and fall. The people go from bondage to spiritual truth, to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency, from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependence, from dependence back again to bondage.”
– – Alexander Tyler (1747 – 1813) – –
Our friends at MRC TV took to the streets of a liberal town in Virginia to test folks, first about supporting taking your money then seeking their skin in the game. The results were not surprising;
BTW we are a REPRESENTATIVE REPUBLIC. If you hear someone speak our “our democracy” gently but firmly remind them of the reality and educate them of the importance of the distinction. Majority rules become mob rules.