Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee. ~Proverbs 9:8

Quote Of The Day: From Liberty To Bondage

Posted: 2014-07-20

(forwarded by Clair Van Steenwyk)

It was predicted some time ago: 

In 1887 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 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 

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