In 1887, Scottish history professor Alexander Tyler wrote this about the fall of the Athenian (Greek) Republic approximately 2000 years ago:
“A Democracy is always temporary in nature; it 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 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 then always followed by a dictatorship.
“The average age of the world’s greatest Democracies has been about 200 years. During that period, nations progressed as follows: From bondage to spiritual faith. From spiritual faith to great courage. From great courage to liberty. From liberty to abundance. From abundance to complacency. From complacency to apathy. From apathy to dependence. From dependence back into bondage.”
In my humble opinion, this nation, as of 2019 is in the “apathy to dependence” stage. Far too many people are simply unconcerned, too distracted, too worried about social media, and too self-involved and too blind to see. Today, almost 40% of this nation’s population is at the government dependence stage.
Today, Democrats are talking about “free college for all,” “Medicare for all,” “no more private employer-provided health care insurance plans,” “universal basic income, no strings attached,” “elimination of all student loans,” “slavery reparations,” “citizenship and voting rights for illegal immigrants;” the list goes on and on. (Reread paragraph #3 above.)
The most pressing danger to this nation is the massive invasion of illegal immigrants. I’ve said it before: the Democrat Party is the party of the illegal immigrant. At the most recent Democrat presidential debate, EVERY Democrat candidate said they would support providing taxpayer-funded health care for illegal immigrants. Guess what, YOU are going to pay for that, plus much, much more.
On 2 July, that idiotic, America - hating, lame brained Congresswoman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, said “Under Trump, this nation is headed towards fascism.” Her statement is similar to that of a child molester pointing a finger at everyone else and saying “You mess with kids.” That is what guilty people do to deflect scrutiny off themselves.
Jen Gennai, a very high level official at Google, was recently taped saying “(Google) is taking steps to affect the outcome of the 2020 presidential election to avoid the repeat of the mistake of 2016.” (the election of President Donald Trump) [sic]).
I reckon they can. They are a public, non-government company. They can spread all of the fake news they so desire. Sadly, though, too many Americans are too dumb to distinguish between fake news and real news.
1776 to 2019 is 243 years; we are overdue. Don’t let the sacrifices of hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of American patriots, past and present, be wasted. Don’t allow Democratic Socialism to destroy the miracle of America.
I AM an optimist. I refuse to believe that the patriots of this nation will allow that to occur.
*Note: A friend of mine, whose patriotic, entrepreneurial family endeavors have provided a countless number of hard-working Americans with employment opportunities here locally and in other locations, told me a while ago, “Keep writing.” I told him that I would.
This one is for you, Ron.
**special attribution to Shirley Prudhomme of Crivitz, Wisconsin, who had published much of the first part of this article in her local paper, the Peshtigo (Wisconsin) Times **
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