Where do you think we stand in the history of our country?
Interesting quote from:
Alexander Fraser Tytler Lord Woodhouselee 1747-1813
Scottish lawyer and historian says studying the history of great civilizations they seem to run in cycles of 200 years over and over again.
What period in that 200 year cycle do you think we are in given we are 243 years old.
Explains a lot.
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 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, 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.