How Long Do We Have ?
About the time our original thirteen states adopted their new constitution in 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 earlier:
"A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of
democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public
that moment on, the majority always vote 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."
average age of the world's greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years"
"During those 200 years, those nations
always progressed through the
1. from bondage to spiritual faith;
2. from spiritual faith to
3. from courage to liberty;
4. from liberty to abundance;
5. from abundance to complacency;
from complacency to apathy;
7. from apathy to dependence;
8. From dependence back into bondage"
Professor Joseph Olson of Hemline
University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota , points out some interesting facts concerning the 2000 Presidential election:
of States won by: Gore: 19 Bush: 29
Square miles of land won by: Gore: 580,000 Bush: 2,427,000
Population of counties
won by: Gore: 127 million Bush: 143 million
Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by: Gore: 13.2 Bush: 2.1
Olson adds: "In aggregate, the map of the territory Bush won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of this great
country.Gore's territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in government-owned tenements and living off various forms
of government welfare..." Olson believes the United States is now somewhere between the "complacency and apathy"phase of Professor Tyler's definition
of democracy, with some forty percent of the nation's population already having reached the "governmental
Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty million criminal invaders called illegal's and they vote, then we can say
goodbye to the USA in fewer than five years.
pass this along to help everyone realize just how much is at stake, knowing that apathy is
the greatest danger to our freedom.