A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury.
From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship.
The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been 200 years.
Thanks for quoting that quote based on historical fact.
The other fact is, because America refused to believe it - that once Marxists achieve power - they NEVER EVER give up that power except by threat of force.
Today is a lesson on how Soviet we have become. Half the population votes for the hand-outs and has made government their god. The Ruling Class provides us a shell game of candidates and the results are that the state party always wins. By fraud. Deceit. Threats. The State is like a gambling house that ensures it never loses it’s power.
I have said it for months now - Cook County went national. The machine is the machine - and little can overcome it.
What I do know, is when misery worsens, revenge and retribution will be exacted by those in power upon those who they see as their enemies, and the instigation of the masses to accept the wholesale elimination of said enemies. I think Jarrett was reported to have said something along those lines about those who opposed Obama. I think her words were “There will be hell to pay”.
Such is the lesson and fact of history, and because Satan sticks to what works.
In our willful ignorance to see the glass half full - we have ignored the reality now poised to strike our necks.
Since we have refused as a nation to do what scripture provides as the only solution to healing the land, we are given over to the consequences we have sown, and the lamentations that will surely come.
We can refuse to comply. We can resist. That would be the last measure of real freedom each of us has. It will come to that, and if we are repentant - perhaps a reprieve from the consequences.
But let us not deceive ourselves - John Adams in an historical (and prophetic) observance wrote:
“But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty once lost is lost forever. When the People once surrender their share in the Legislature, and their Right of defending the Limitations upon the Government, and of resisting every Encroachment upon them, they can never regain it ”