"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."
"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:
From bondage to spiritual faith;
From spiritual faith to great courage;
From courage to liberty;
From liberty to abundance;
From abundance to complacency;
From complacency to apathy;
From apathy to dependence;
From dependence back into bondage."
The Obituary follows:
Born 1776, Died 2012
It doesn't hurt to read this several times.
Professor Joseph Olson of Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota, points out some interesting facts concerning the last Presidential election:
Number of States won by: Obama: 19 Romney: 29
Square miles of land won by: Obama: 580,000 Romney: 2,427,000
Population of counties won by:Obama: 127 million Romney: 143 million
Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by: Obama: 13.2 Romney: 2.1
Professor Olson adds:
"In aggregate, the map of the territory Romney won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of the country. Obama territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in low income 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 illegals - and they vote - then we can say goodbye to the USA in fewer than five years.
If you are in favor of this, then by all means, move on, you and your freedom are doomed.
If you are not, then pass this along to help everyone realize just how much is at stake, knowing that apathy is the greatest danger to our freedom. HELP MAKE THIS MESSAGE GO VIRAL!!!
I've written several posts on Benghazi here, here, here, here, here and here. Or you can merely search "Benghazi" in the site search box. Now we have another major scandal brewing out of the Regime in the White House.
Obama claims there is no war on terror but it could be said US citizens are fighting a war on terror against themselves. A majority of US citizens don't want amnesty for illegal immigrants, the government is fighting to offer that and much more. And now we find out private, non-profit organizations are being targeted by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) based on terms such as Tea Party, Patriots, Conservative and so on.
Nice, George Orwell's "1984" is alive and well while residing in the United States of America. The "Smoking Man" in the TV series "X-Files" had an inscription on his Zippo Lighter - "Trust No One" and it's so very true of the US government.
When the government want's a story to fly under the radar they dump the news on a Friday. However, when you say the IRS is SPYING on specific groups it's hard to keep it quiet for long. Some are saying this was done to divert all the Benghazi hearing discussion. I don't believe it worked.
On Friday IRS Director of Exempt Organizations Lois Lerner disclosed that the agency had flagged groups with the words "tea party" or "patriot" to have their tax returns inspected, presumably with an eye on the legality of their tax exemption. Ms. Lerner called this "inappropriate," which it certainly was, and she said it wasn't done "out of any political bias." If you believe that last statement I have nice swamp land for sale in the Arizona desert. I'll give you a special, one time deal.
A very big problem with the admission is that IRS representatives previously denied that anything was murky before the 2012 election.
During a House Ways and Means subcommittee hearing in March 2012, Commissioner Douglas Shulman insisted that "There's absolutely no targeting. This is the kind of back and forth that happens to people" if they want to get tax-exempt status.
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has a theory:
"There’s no doubt this was not a coincidence that they dumped this story today, a Friday dump day. This is when they put their negative stories out.
I was in that Benghazi hearing,” she told WND. “I think the Obama administration is desperate to spin Benghazi, and they can’t. I think they saved this story up for a day like today so that conservatives would focus on this admission.”
“Conservatives can handle two shocking stories at the same time,” she said. “Both are equally unconstitutional and call into question the very president.”
Bachmann's theory is this would merely appear as one more dispute between Republicans and the White House.
At the Wall Street Journal it seems they're not buying the story and apology as an accident.
Ms. Lerner's apology on Friday was unexpected but we're doubtful that it came as a sudden bolt of conscience. The mea culpa lands ahead of an official report on the tax-fishing incidents by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. That report was requested by House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa and Ohio Republican Representative Jim Jordan in June 2012, and the IG is expected to issue its findings soon.
The incident is particularly rich in light of recent efforts by campaign finance reformers to broaden the powers of the IRS and other non-expert agencies to regulate politics, especially nonprofits. The latest campaign finance disclosure bill sponsored by Senators Ron Wyden (D., Ore.) and Lisa Murkowski (R., Alaska), would force trade organizations and 527 and 501(c) groups to disclose their donors, institute real-time reporting requirements and impose draconian penalties for noncompliance.
The bill modifies the tax code to cover political nonprofits, so it also hands more power to regulate politics to the IRS. The bill is a terrible idea on its face, but after Ms. Lerner's disclosure it looks positively dangerous.
This so-called "apology" cannot be taken lightly. The IRS taxing power, when utilized for political purposes, infringes on the contract the American people have with government. It is an outright violation of that contract.
And what is that "contract?" It's the United States Constitution. Obama and his ilk have worked well beyond overtime to shred it at its core.