To the Editor:
Are we there yet?
A partial quote from a Scottish history professor, Alexander Tyler, in 1887 said, “ A democracy will continue to exist until the time that voters discover they can vote themselves a generous gift from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidate who promises the most benefits from the public treasury.”
This is just like the lady in Cleveland who said she would vote for Obama because she got a free cell phone. He went on to say, “With the result every democracy will finally collapse over loose fiscal policy, always followed by dictatorship.”
“The average of the world’s greatest civilizations from the beginning of history has been about 200 years. During those years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence:
From bondage to spiritual faith;
From spiritual faith to great courage;
From great courage to liberty;
From liberty to abundance;
From abundance to apathy;
From apathy to dependence;
From dependence back to bondage.”
Professor Joseph Olson of Hamine University School of Law believes the United States is now somewhere between the complacency and apathy phase with some 40 percent of the nation’s population already having reached the “government dependency” phase. Professor Olson went on to say, “If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to 20 million illegals and they vote, we can say goodbye to the USA in fewer than five years.”
I have yet to hear from the Obama administration and Democrats any plan to cut any entitlement program, which is 70 percent of the budget, to stop the deficit spending and prevent our financial collapse. With the collapse, the government will have no money left for entitlements.