And So It Goes

“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.”

“Author unknown. Attributed to Benjamin Disraeli. Unverified.”

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2 Responses to “And So It Goes”

  1. wander-rant Says:

    So, there will be period of grief- denial, bargaining and finally resolution. Then, there will be the rebuilding of an American (capitalist, libertarian) philosophy and the development of a plan to recover our liberties.

    This is not a time for wallowing in self-pity. This is a time to plan for our future.

    Meanwhile, the Democrats will have to justify every failed policy – without the benefit of having Republicans to blame.

    Within two to four years, the pendulum will be poised to swing to the right, again. The real question is will there be anybody worthwhile over there to receive it?

    One good thing has come from the election of Obama – no longer will our nation have to endure the unfounded insults of being called racist and fascist. Even the darkest of clouds have their silver lining.

  2. Tom Says:

    Wander It could not be stated better. Some good will come from the election results. Racism is dead now dead in America. That chapter of our history has now over. We have survived past Socialist Presidents in FDR, LBJ and JEC. Our nation is a center/right leaning country and for this reason I predict that after the next 2 years of failed liberal policies we will se a shift back to the right. We will regain control of one and possibly both houses of Congress. History constantly repaets itself and we have seen this play out before. God Bless America!

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