How Long Do We Have?
Let us not be like Lemmings following the below predictive Democracy Decline Timeline, DDT of a different sort. Let
us all, as many as possible and willing, join and pledge together, Democracy Forever. Initiate a grass roots forum, Citizens
for a Sustainable Democracy (CDS) until we think of a better name. Insist that it be 100% non partisan. Encourage voting against
any person, referendum, constitutional amendment, Socialist or Communist leaning proposals etc. and to hold our representatives
accountable to the same values.
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 2000 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 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, 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
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:
Professor Olson adds: “In aggregate, the map of the territory Republican 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 40% of the nation’s population already having reached
the ‘governmental dependency’ phase. If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty million criminal invaders
called illegals and they vote, then we can say goodbye to the USA
in fewer than five years.