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How much longer does the US have?

By Staff
Jerry Fancher
This is on of the most interesting emails I have ever received.
The facts appear to be accurate, but you may want to research the facts as it was from the Internet.
I have always heard about this democracy countdown. It is interesting to see it in print.
About the time our original thirteen states adopted their new constitution in 1787, Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburg, had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years earlier:
1. A democracy is always temporary in nature. It simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government.
2. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury.
3. From that moment on, the majority always vote for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury.
This results with the democracy collapsing due to loose fiscal policy.
4. When democracy falls, dictatorship follows.
From the beginning of history the average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been about 200 years. These governments 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.
If congress ever grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty million illegal immigrants and they vote, and they join the 40 percent of the nation's population already having reached the government's dependency phase, we are in trouble.
Apathy is the greatest danger to our freedom.
If we never let our elected senators and representatives know our positions, we are contributing to our own downfall.
Alabama will hold their presidential primary on February 5, 2008. Work for the candidate that has your values. Your voice does count.
Jerry Fancher is Chairman of the Franklin County Republican Executive Committee. He can be reached via email at fancherjd@yahoo.com