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|Giving Benefits for Votes and the Repercussions Thereof|
In 1787, Alexander Tyler, a Scottish History Professor at the University of Edinburg, stated his concerns about the fall of the Athenian Republic more than 2000 years ago. His conclusion was as follows: “A democracy will continue to exist until the time voters discover that they can vote themselves generous benefits from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority votes for the candidate who promises the most benefits from the public treasury, with the results that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy.”
For many years the Democrat Party has passed social programs, which I feel were designed to make the American Citizen a ward of the government. When Democrat President Johnson passed the Great Society Bill in 1964 it was reported the he commented that the Democrat Party would never have to worry about the Black vote again. That has been proven to be true no matter the fact that the Democrat Party has done little to help the Black population since that time.
Democrat President Barrack Obama has, in my opinion, carried out the Democrat Party’s dream of assuring the control of the voters by devising institutional programs and regulations which have been designed to weaken the economy and destroy people’s dreams of achieving their goals without government assistance. The main problem with this, besides being a crime against humanity, is that it totally follows the conclusions that Professor Tyler mentioned in my opening paragraph. By Obama and the Democrats reaching their goal of the majority of the public becoming dependent on the government, and obtaining a secure voting block for themselves, they have run up massive debt that this country will possibly never be able to repay.
We have an example of just what will eventually happen when a county exceeds its ability to pay its debt. That example is Greece of today. The people of Greece have been living off the government handouts for many years. And now the country is broke and the politicians, who gave all these benefits to the people just to garner their votes, are having to take back the benefits so the country will not go completely insolvent.
How are the people of Greece reacting to the reduction of the free benefits they now feel that they are entitled to? They are rioting and tearing their country apart. How about the politicians? As in this country, the politicians of Greece have taken care of themselves first. It is you and me who are caught in the middle. What fools we have been to take handouts instead of doing what Americans do best, and that is to take care of ourselves and our family and not seek a thing from the government, except a strong national defense.
In 1787, Professor Tyler was correct. And in this nation, if we are to stay as a strong nation, we had better face the facts that we do not get something for nothing. There are dire consequences awaiting all of us if we do not elect people who will put the good of the nation ahead of their political careers.
Just like Greece, our nation will reach a point of fiscal insolvency. Those who have received free benefits will be in the streets rioting since becoming dependent upon the politicians who created wards of the state.
We deserve what we get and if we re-elect Obama, I feel certain this nation is doomed. I know Professor Tyler would not vote for Obama. What about you?
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