Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Death of Democracy in America

After the election results on Nov 6th, my thoughts turned to Alexis de Tocqueville, who visited America over 200 years ago and wrote the book entitled Democracy in America...

“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist 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 a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years.”
Alexis de Tocqueville

“The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.”
Alexis de Tocqueville

“America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”
Alexis de Tocqueville

Democracy in America, as an idea, died on November 6th, 2012. We are now on the fast track toward tyranny.

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