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  1. #1 How Long Do We Have? 
    An Adversary of Linda #'s
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    How Long Do We Have?

    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 vote
    for the candidates who promise 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; to greed

    7. from apathy and greed 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

    Olson believes the United States is now somewhere
    between the 'complacency, greed 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 ten
    to fifteen years.

    If you are in favor of this, then by all means,
    delete this message. 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.

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    internet crap
    While you were hanging yourself , on someone else's words
    Dying to believe in what you heard
    I was staring straight into the shining sun
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    internet crap
    Though true enough....BTW did you live in the bay area during, or shortly after,the Vietnam war ?
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