Quotable Moments in Time…

A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury. After that, the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits with the result the democracy collapses because of the loose fiscal policy ensuing, always to be followed by a dictatorship, then a monarchy.

~Alexander Tytler (1747-1813)

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5 thoughts on “Quotable Moments in Time…

  1. dmbuteau says:

    There are also some “Scary Obituary” emails going around to a similar degree on this subject. Some of the basis of the emails are from the following: http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/scary-obituary/question-2309805/ and http://mbd.scout.com/mb.aspx?s=268&f=4439&t=8474737. Check them out also. This is a great quote and unfortunately is the basis of many Republics failing due to political desire for power.

  2. E A M Harris says:

    Thank you for this post. I’ve not come across this quote before. It might be true, but there is a danger in paying too much attention to the sayings from very yesteryear.

    • dM Buteau says:

      The quote is both quite telling & being revealed before our eyes. Just look at the national deficit as it continues to grow. We are spiraling out of control without any adequate repairs in sight. This is not a republican or democratic issue, but an American issue. And We the People are doing nothing but bitching & complaining about the issue. One day the people will awaken and there will be a reckoning. Unfortunately, history repeats itself and we are so busy looking to the future that we never pay attention to the past.

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