When the thirteen colonies were still a part of England, Professor Alexander Tytler wrote about the fall of the Athenian republic over two thousand years previous to that time:
“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves money from the public treasure. From that moment on the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most money from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy followed by a dictatorship.
The average age of the world’s great civilizations has been two hundred years. These nations have 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 Selfishness,
From Selfishness to Complacency
From Complacency, to Apathy, from Apathy to Dependency,
From Dependency back to Bondage.”
As you read this, and contemplate where the United states is in progress of time, and where our society was over 200 years ago, and where we are today, you can see striking similarities in Tytler’s sequence of event. We are at a pivotal point. It looks like we here in the United States of America are on the verge of repeating history, because we don’t know about history! WILL WE WAKE UP BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE!!?