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A Frightening Comparison Between the United States and the Fallen Athenian Republic

Thanks to a loyal listener who sent this over to us today. Check out the scary comparisons that have been made between The United States and the fallen Athenian Republic.

Death of Democracy?
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A Scary Obituary

 

In 1887 Alexander Tytler, 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 over loose fiscal policy, (which is) always followed by a dictatorship.”

 

“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.”

The Obituary follows:

 

Born 1776, Died 2012

It doesn’t hurt to read this several times.

 

Professor Joseph Olson of Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul , Minnesota,

points out some interesting facts concerning the last Presidential election:

 

Number of States won by: Obama: 19 McCain: 29

Square miles of land won by: Obama: 580,000 McCain: 2,427,000

Population of counties won by: Obama: 127 million McCain: 143 million

Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by: Obama: 13.2 McCain: 2.1

 

Professor Olson adds: “In aggregate, the map of the territory McCain won was

mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of the country.

 

Obama territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in low income

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 dependency” phase.

 

If 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.

 

If you are in favor of this, then by all means, delete this message.

 

If you are not, then pass this along to help everyone realize just how much is at

stake, knowing that apathy is the greatest danger to our freedom..

 

This is truly scary!

Of course we are not a democracy, we are a Constitutional Republic .

Someone should point this out to Obama.

Of course we know he and too many others pay little attention to The Constitution.

 

There couldn’t be more at stake than on Nov 6, 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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