America’s Obituary

 

Do you know what the average age of a prosperous nation is? 200 Years.

Alexander Tyler was a Scottish history professor at the University of  Edinburgh and made the following statement in 1887, about the fall of  Athens.

“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 over loose fiscal policy,  (which is) always followed by a dictatorship.”

Sound chillingly familiar to our current circumstance?

Tyler pointed out that in the course of 200 years, the world’s greatest  civilizations followed the same pattern.

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