I was reading over some Government political websites when I found these old quotes.. and they really made me wonder..
About the time our original 13 states adopted their new constitution, in the year 1787, 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 due to
loose fiscal policy, (which is) always followed by a dictatorship."
That really made me wonder.. I mean, we all vote for the guy that's gonna give us the most back. Twist it as many ways as you can, but it's all
about who's going to take the most and who's going to give the most..
It went on to say:
"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."
Now I'll be the first to admit (shamefully) I didnt know what some of those words meant
But it really makes alot of sense once you break it down..
-When we came to the America's to escape the king's rule, we went from Bondage to Spiritual faith...
-Then when we stepped up to their troops, we went from faith to courage..
-We faught, we won.. liberty.. the declaration of indepenance is made..
-When we became comfortable with our government, we became Abundant..
-When we became self-satisfied with our govt, we were complacent..
-Then we started to not care what the government was doing behind our backs... apathy..
-And then, unfortunatly we (aside from the rich) began to DEPEND on the government..
-Now the government can do whatever it damn well pleases to us.. and we cant do a thing about it.. BONDAGE
I was a little torn between the Bondage and Dependant at first.. but then I really started to think about it.. we have little say who becomes
president, we have little say in what laws are passed, and we have little say in our constitutional rights.
So what's this all mean? Is the USA on the brink of another civil war? Will the fear of the US's military prevent this? Is this why the US pours
so much of our money into the military? To keep us afraid?
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