We Are At A Threshold Between Dependence And Bondage

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Editor:

While reading Don Castleman’s recent letter in Mail Call regarding the beliefs of the Democratic Party, I was reminded of the following treatise said to be written by Dr. Alexander Fraser Tyler, who was a Scottish philosopher in the 17th century, about the time the United States was aborning.

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:

  1. From bondage to spiritual faith;

  2. From spiritual faith to great courage;

  3. From courage to liberty;

  4. From liberty to abundance;

  5. From abundance to selfishness;

  6. From selfishness to complacency;

  7. From complacency to apathy;

  8. From apathy to dependence;

  9. From dependence back into bondage.

For some time I have thought the United States was hovering around No. 7. Now I believe we are unlocking the door to No. 9.

John Wallen

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