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Perianne
07-08-2015, 05:41 PM
Attributed to both Alexander Fraser Tytler and Alexis De Tocqueville from the early 1800s:


<dl><dd>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 due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship.

</dd></dl><dl><dd>The average age of the world's greatest civilisations 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 selfishness; From selfishness to complacency; From complacency to apathy; From apathy to dependence; From dependence back into bondage.
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In which step of the sequence are we now?


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Fraser_Tytler

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
07-08-2015, 08:49 PM
Attributed to both Alexander Fraser Tytler and Alexis De Tocqueville from the early 1800s:


<dl><dd>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 due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship.

</dd></dl><dl><dd>The average age of the world's greatest civilisations 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 selfishness; From selfishness to complacency; From complacency to apathy; From apathy to dependence; From dependence back into bondage.
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In which step of the sequence are we now?


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Fraser_Tytler

The obama has pushed us headlong into the step right before the SHTF--Tyr