Re: Today\'s Society...
The Fall of the Athenian Republic.
"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only
exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse
(generous gifts) 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, (which is) always followed by a dictatorship."
"The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been two
hundred 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
complacency; from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependence, from
dependence back into bondage."
Professor Joseph Olson of Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul,
Minnesota, wrote this about the 2000 election:
Population of counties won by Gore 127 million, won by Bush 143 million.
Square miles of country won by Gore 580,000, won by Bush 2,427,000.
States won by Gore 19, by Bush 29.
Murder per 100,000 residents in counties won by Gore 13.2 by Bush 2.1
(not a typo).
Professor Olson adds, "The map of the territory Bush won was (mostly) the
land owned by the people of this great country. Not the citizens living in
cities owned by the government and living off ! the government....
Professor Olson thinks the US is now between the apathy and complacency
phase of democracy although he believes that 40 percent of the nation's
population has already reached the dependency phase. HUMMMMM. It MAKES YOU
Hey guys, read this tonite on Benchrest.com...........hmmmmmm
The only thing a hand gun is good for is fighting your way to a good rifle!