Yep, as of today I’ve seen 69 of them. But the bad thing is, I can only remember …. maybe 5 of those days! Ten years ago I received cards like this one by Brianna, from each of my grand-children, telling me what they would get me if they had lots of money.
Most of my birthdays were so unremarkable that I cannot for the life of me remember what I was doing on all those “special days.”
According to Evelyn, I’ve got to remember what at least 20 more of them will be like. Well, good luck with that project.
This morning I was cleaning house in my hard drives and came across this little gem. Thought I would share it today. As noted above, I have a short memory, so I may already have this in a much older Blog… perhaps on the other site.
The following is the most interesting thing I’ve read in a long time. The sad thing about it is, we can see the end coming, because so many of the “check points” are now history to us, and we have already overrun the end of list.
I have heard of this democracy countdown before, but I’ve never seen it in print. It is a very insightful look at our way of government.
God help us, not that we deserve it.
About the time our original thirteen states adopted their new constitution in 1787, 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 earlier:
‘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 they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury.’
‘From that moment on, the majority always vote 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, those nations always progressed through the following sequence:
1. from bondage to spiritual faith;
2. from spiritual faith to great courage;
3. from courage to liberty;
4. from liberty to abundance;
5. from abundance to complacency;
6. from complacency to apathy;
7. from apathy to dependence;
8. from dependence back into bondage’
Professor Joseph Olson of Hemline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota , points out some interesting facts concerning the 2000 Presidential election:
• Number of States won by: Democrats: 19 – Republicans: 29
• Square miles of land won by: Democrats: 580,000 – Republicans: 2,427,000
• Population of counties won by: Democrats: 127 million – Republicans: 143 million
• Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by: Democrats: 13.2 – Republicans: 2.1
Professor Olson adds: ‘In aggregate, the map of the territory Republicans won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of this great country. Democrat territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in government-owned tenements and living off various forms of government welfare…
‘ Olson believes the United States is now somewhere between the ‘complacency and apathy’ phase of Professor Tyler ‘s definition of democracy, with some forty percent of the nation’s population already having reached the ‘governmental dependency’ phase.
If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty million invaders called “illegals,” and they vote, then we can say goodbye to the USA in fewer than five years.
If you are in favor of amnesty, or don’t care, then know that apathy is the greatest danger to your freedom. I’d like to shout, “Hey, everyone! Get off the public tit!
Reconsider who you are planning to vote for!”
But alas, it’s 9 years farther “down the road” and I’m in that Apathy stage! So many of the rest of you are already in the Dependency stage and are so helpless without our movement to socialism that it seems impossible to change history.
WE LIVE IN THE LAND OF THE FREE, ONLY BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE. By their efforts we have delayed the inevitable for some 30 years, but it IS coming, folks, IT IS COMING!