Alexander Tytler Quote

Hey, looky who is back already! I just wanted to add a quote that I heard on the radio in November 2007. Does this quote resemble America today?

Judge for yourself!

“A Democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can exist only until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury.

From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship.

The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been about 200 years. These nations always progressed through this sequence:

from BONDAGE to SPIRITUAL FAITH; from spiritual faith to GREAT COURAGE; from 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 into BONDAGE.” – Professor Alexander Tytler (Lord Woodhouselee)


4 Responses to “Alexander Tytler Quote”

  1. 1 DJ
    26 April 2008 at 10:04

    Democracy is indispensable to socialism.
    -Vladimir Lenin

    Q. When did the USA lose its Republic?
    A. With the “confirmation” of the passing ofthe 17th Amendment.
    Q. What will it take to Restore the Republic promised in the Constitution?
    A. Repeal the Seventeenth Amendment…for starters.

    Had America not lost its Republic, I believe we would have proven Mr. Tytler wrong.

  2. 20 February 2009 at 02:52

    Man, I re-read this quote tonight and I literally want to cry. It seems to me that we are fairly squarely in the “dependency” stage.


  3. 3 DJ
    20 February 2009 at 14:55

    I my be a tad more optimistic my friend, I beleive we are firmly on the downside of apathy… running through it faster than shit through a ducks ass.

  4. 20 February 2009 at 17:36

    You may be right, but it seems that we both agree that we are most definitely leaving the APATHY stage behind….

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