Tuesday, August 18, 2009

200 Year Warranty

The "Free Republic" had an article which Angela showed me that I though blogworthy. Here's the link: The Fall of the Athenian Republic

The article talks about how great societies usually last about 200 years and here are the crowning quotes:
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 over loose fiscal policy, (which is) always followed by a dictatorship.
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.

Does this not make perfect sense? Is this not simple logic? And tell me how this is not the path America is taking. Tell me that so for a moment I can feel proud of my leaders before reality sets in and I realize that you're wrong.

I'm not a doomsayer, I'm really not. I'm a pragmatist and I always have been. These quotes are saying what I have been saying since the past election. This was clear to me as I watched Our Man Obama speak.

We are well past apathetic. We are slipping into dependency. Can you see it? Can you smell it? I can and it stinks! How dare this tyrant take over my country. Why doesn't he form his own community of people who live socialist lives? You know why? Because the people who choose that kind of lifestyle will not be able to produce enough to support their community, that's why. The only people who want ObamaCare and his other socialist programs are those who are already or want to be dependent upon the system. They are lazy, unproductive moochers and their voice right now is louder than ours and it ticks me off.

When will the media stop misrepresenting us and calling us extremists like its a bad thing?

I hope we can all be extremists. If nothing else comes of our voices then at least we will have clear consciences when our country goes to crap.

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