This was sent to me by R. C. Phillips on June 23, 2007
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 government."
"A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury."
"From 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."
"The 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 following sequence:
Professor Joseph Olson of Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, points out some interesting facts concerning the 2000 Presidential election:Number of States won by:
Professor 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 dependency" phase.
If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty-million criminal invaders called illegals, and they vote, then we can say good-bye to the USA as we have known it.
But wait a minute, we are supposed to be a Constitutional Republic not a Democracy. This is true, but the key word here is "supposed." Is this still a Constitutional Republic?
A Constitutional Government is a government ruled by law. We gave this up when we allowed the Federal Government to tax different people at different rates; when we allowed federal welfare; when we allowed the Tenth Amendment to be ignored; when we established the Social Security Administration, the Department of Education, the Department of Labor, the Department of Transportation, and the Department of Energy; when we allowed the so-called pork spending; when we allowed the Judges to legislate from the bench.
All of these acts are not allowed under the law of the land (The US Constitution). Our elected officials ignore the law. Many are ignorant of the law (i.e. Barbara Boxer). So in effect, we are not a Republic governed by the law. We are a Democracy. The Legislators, the Judges and the Executive Branch do whatever they want as long as they "cooperate" with each other for their political agenda. Conservatives have known this for decades, but are always shot down because they are not "compassionate."
The only solution is to elect people who are constitutionalists (conservative). It is probably too late. Our country is so apathetic that it is not really aware that the terrorists are a true threat to our very sovereignty.