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A Quote Worth Remembering (Vol. 128)

Updated: Dec 20, 2023

Please reflect on this - it is worth your time

“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. These nations have progressed through this sequence: From bondage to spiritual faith; From spiritual faith to great courage; From courage to liberty; From liberty to abundance; From abundance to selfishness; From selfishness to apathy; From apathy to dependence; From dependence back into bondage.”

― Alexander Fraser Tytler


Alexander Tytler was a Scottish judge and historian, born in 1747, died in 1813. 


This struck me as an unusually perceptive insight into human nature. Most importantly, it is a perfect forecast of what has happened and what is happening in the United States today.  





Some wise advisors believe that we are in the Apathy to Dependence stage. And there is every evidence that is correct. 


Do we have the will to self-correct and avoid the plunge back to bondage, or will complacency and apathy lead us to our own destruction? We have voted for largesse until we have unimaginable debt, with much more coming and we are headed for the proverbial iceberg.  If you do not see that, you are not paying attention.


If you do see our path of destruction ahead, then don't just sit there, do something about it (see Facts, No Spin #126, Yes Virginia, the Debt Crisis is Real). Let your representatives know we want limited government and fiscal responsibility. Go to our website and Contact Congress and give them an economic lesson for the ages.



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