November 6th 2012 — The End Of The American Experiment

Well November 6th was one hell of a day for Conservatives. However, we must not forget that, the danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools, such as those who made him their President.

After the next four years I don’t believe it will be as easy to undo our Prince of fools follies than if we had won the 2012 election. It is quite possible that this election was our last hurrah. While we always poll as a center right country we may not really ever become a center of right country again. We were handed a defeat for many reasons and listed below are some of them.

1. The Tea Parties were not united. They became individual groups with their own individual agendas and their own TREASURIES. What was once a wonderfully consolidated group of people became nearly useless and if they were even able to get one individual elected during this election I don’t know who it was. I am sure they were able to spend millions of your dollars though and to me that sounds just like our government.

I was a believer in the Tea Party movement but in the end it came to nothing. The Republican Party could have worked with the Tea Party and consolidated their power but the Republican Party is even more inept and they are hardly to be seen in our elections. The Tea Party groups will now fade away but will continue to canvas us for donations to their individual groups. You will be better off not giving your hard earned cash to them.

2. For years now our schools and colleges have dedicated their resources to brainwashing their students into believing that the Socialist/Communist way of life was the way that they should believe. Of course they did not use these terms. They just taught their erroneous view of Social Justice.  Therefore the young people with heads full of mush came out of school and even if they couldn’t find a job they could give their time for free to Oblahma’s campaign effort. We lost the young vote by a serious margin.

3.  The Latinos went for a devil they knew as opposed to a devil they didn’t understand. Most of the Latinos don’t want to be citizens of our country. They just want to come here for jobs and for free stuff. Many of them want to go home to Mexico or to send money home to their families in Mexico. Some have become excellent citizens but even those don’t truly understand what America has been all about.

4. Of course the Ron Paul crowd wasted their vote on Ron Paul and could possibly have given the election to blah blah Oblahma!

5. The legal and the illegal citizenry happy to be on the government dole gave the working people of America a sound thrashing in this election. They do not want anything to harm their way of life and all of the FREE stuff they get from the government.

Here is a copy of a paper which I got from the Internet which is about the history of Democracies and the steps a Democracy goes through before it collapses. The normal life expectancy for a Democracy is only about 200 years. Based on that I guess we have done reasonably well, but I think we are at the end of the road with the kind of America most of us have wanted since people my age have been around.

The Downfall of Democracy

Rarely have democracies survived beyond 200 years. Why do democracies fail? Two of the major reasons are: 1) democracies generally progress through an initial period from bondage to spiritual faith escalating to the point where the citizens become totally dependent on the government to where they eventually revert back to bondage, and 2) once the democracy shows signs of prosperity, citizens vote themselves generous bounties from the public treasury. Does this not sound familiar? Is democracy only a temporary and marred refuge until social engineers miraculously discover the ultimate solution?

Democracy, or the form used in the United States and most advanced countries, representative democracy or a republic, seems to be the best method social engineers have concocted to date to afford people an opportunity to have a voice in their government. The world continues to be overrun with dictatorships, socialist governments, a few communist governments, and Islamic theocracies. We can argue the merits of democracy versus the alternatives, but at this point in history, most authorities on the subject recognize that democracy has proven to be the best solution ever tried on the planet. The United States is not the first successful democracy in the world. Over 2,500 years ago, the people of Athens, Greece created a true democratic form of government that lasted for nearly 200 years but was eventually destroyed not by the people but by a military overthrow by a powerful neighbor. On the negative side, they kept slaves in much the same manner as in the days of our fledgling democracy. The most intriguing aspect of the Athenian democracy was that the people voted directly on every issue that affected their lives. Politicians, or so-called representatives of the people, did not exist.

Although the origin of the “Downfall of Democracies” is often attributed to Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor who lived in the 1700s, the origin of the material below may be attributed to Alexander Tyler, or even Arnold Toynbee, or Lord Thomas Macaulay. Whoever can lay claim to the study of democracies that had existed until that time had remarkable conclusions. He had this to say about democracy in general, “A democracy is always temporary in nature: it simple cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority will 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.”

Does this sound familiar? With more than one-third of all Americans feeding at the public trough, it’s only a matter of time before everyone receives some form of benefit and henceforth, the entire country will crash and burn with most likely a military dictatorship filling the void.

The professor went on to say: “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 dependency;
  • From dependency back into bondage.”

Doesn’t this sound familiar! We’ve gone from being overtaxed slaves of King George of England, to a new republic that accepted any religious faith, to a wonderful new country with a brilliant constitution, to being the richest country in the world, to today over 50% of the voters are apathetic to politics, to where a major portion of Americans are literally demanding government benefits, to eventually losing all of our freedoms (just read some sections of the Patriot Act). Many people now believe that we are now at the “apathy to dependence” phase of the professor’s theory with over 30% of the nation’s population already having reached the “governmental dependency” phase.

Let us not forget that during the 2004 presidential election, the candidates collectively amassed a war chest of over $2 billion. We know that the individuals, carpetbaggers, organizations and corporations don’t make these donations out of the goodness in their hearts. That’s when we, the citizens, get to take it on the chin in the form of government contracts and special legislation/bills that are decreed to reward these people for their excessive contributions.

To ensure our survival, that’s the future for America – eliminate the politicians. Of course I’m advocating a radical concept but it’s time to think outside the box to save the country. With emerging technologies there is realistically no reason why within 10 to 20 years we cannot eliminate the obnoxious power of Congress and place the onus of responsibility back on the people where it belongs, by voting directly on every statewide or nationwide issue. Just watch what happens to taxes and the budget if the people are directly responsible for expenditures. Of course, the professional politicians will fight that prospect with lies and every dirty trick in the book but the American people can prevail.


About geneb527

Retired, but still spending an inordinant amount of time thinking about all things big and small. I am proud to be a strong constitutional conservative. I am also proud to have been married over 56 years to my wonderful wife, Louise. I continue to be amazed that she has put up with me for such a long time, but have been happy that she decided to do so. "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not," warned Thomas Jefferson.
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4 Responses to November 6th 2012 — The End Of The American Experiment

  1. Wish I could like this one twice, Gene; very well written.
    You really need to do more of these: your writing has a very distinctive ‘voice’.

    One question I keep forgetting to ask: is that your picture, or an extremely youthful Vincent Price?
    Whichever, it’s a keeper: really stands out among the rest, …especially on Twitter.

    Keep the faith; we have nowhere to go but onward, whatever that may hold for us.

  2. geneb527 says:

    Thanks for your kind comments. I wish the picture was one of me but it isn’t. It is a photo of Robert Taylor when he was in his prime. We need to keep fighting but I am not sure how we can do it.

  3. lulu says:

    I both agree and disagree with your comments, but I give you credit for having stated your opinions well. Getting rid of the politicians is going to be tough, but I do think sane folks are sick and tired of them and their politics.

  4. Christopher Walker says:

    There’s no evidence that Tyler actually made that remark regarding democracies and public treasurers.

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