Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Interesting E-mail I Received


About the time our original thirteen states adopted their new constitution in 1787, Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh, had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years earlier:

"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 they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury."

"From that moment on, the majority always voted for the candidates who promised 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, those 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 complacency;
6. From complacency to apathy;
7. From apathy to dependence;
8. From dependence back into bondage.

Professor Joseph Olson of Hemline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, points out some interesting facts concerning the 2000 Presidential election:

Number of States won by:
Democrats: 19
Republicans: 29

Square miles of land won by:
Democrats: 580,000
Republicans: 2,427,000

Population of counties won by:
Democrats: 127 million
Republicans: 143 million

Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by: Democrats: 13.2 Republicans: 2.1

Professor Olson adds: 'In aggregate, the map of the territory Republican won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of this great country. Democrat territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in government-owned tenements and living off various forms of government welfare...' Olson believes the United States is now somewhere between the 'complacency and apathy' phase of Professor Tyler's definition of democracy, with some forty percent of the nation's population already having reached the 'governmental dependency' phase.

If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty million criminal invaders called illegal's and they vote, then we can say goodbye to the USA in fewer than five years.



  1. Jana,

    Maybe your glass feels half empty. Remember God is in His heaven. WE LIVE IN THE LAND OF THE FREE, ONLY BECAUSE GOD ALLOWS US TO. And my glass is full and overflowing.


    Great Day For America

    This is a great day for America.
    A cloud has been lifted,
    and we see the sun.
    This election is historic.

    We just elected the first Black
    but our work is not yet over.
    We’ll know that work is really over,
    when we quit celebrating Black firsts.

    Yes, this is a time
    for our nation to stop spinning its wheels,
    a time to move forward.

    The future is bright.
    Let the healing begin.

  2. Actually, Helen, my glass is running over. Life is good, God is good. I thought some of the history of this e-mail was interesting and it wasn't me who said this was the end or wondering how long we have. Whoever did the research and compiled the e-mail was asking, "How long do we have?" I left the e-mail as it was written. However, if the rapture were to happen tomorrow, tonight, or in the next moment, I would regard that as wonderful! Heaven is a place I have dreamed of and know it will be wonderful.