Guess what…it used to be that Republicans at least paid lip service to the idea that Government Programs were a bad idea. Now with the advent of the new “conservative” aka Compassionate Republicans there are no political parties that cater to my desire for limited government intrusion into my life. And so it is a race between the Islamists and Communists to see who can enslave me first. Thanks a bunch compassionate republicans for standing for nothing.
The source of the piece below cannot be ascertained. But the truth of it strikes a chord doesn’t it?
?A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largess from the public treasury. From that time on the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury, with the results that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship.
The average age of the world?s great 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 complacency;
from complacency to apathy;
from apathy to dependency;
from dependency back again to bondage.?