We seem to somewhat follow this piece:
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 that 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, these nations always progressed through the following sequence:I am not for sure what stage we are in but it may be a different stage for different people but the stage of courage to liberty sure sounds like it's going to be nasty when and if we collectively grow a set and fix what needs fixing. Most people will sit on the sidelines until something effects them and what effects you might not be an issue with your neighbor, everyone has their own line in the sand, Whats yours.
- From bondage to spiritual faith;
- From spiritual faith to great courage;
- From courage to liberty;
- From liberty to abundance;
- From abundance to complacency;
- From complacency to apathy;
- From apathy to dependence;
- From dependence back into bondage.
I kind of unplugged from the news for the Thanksgiving holiday for the most part, I did make a comment here and there on a few things though that caught my attention such as:
- S510 the food safety modernization bill.
- The latest attempted bomb plot in Portland.
There is a lot more that has gone on this week and weekend but that's for another post as my ADD is kicking into overdrive + the walking dead is on he he. Be safe folks and take a look around you and see whats going on because it does effect you in some way.