Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Now can we get back to Important Matters

Two convicted drug traffickers are now dead and the media orgy will subside into some other inanity.

Here is an extract from a comment on The Pickering Post.

"In 1887 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 prior: "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 that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse over 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, 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 dependence;
From dependence back into bondage."
The Obituary follows:

"United States of America",  Born 1776, Died 2016
It doesn't hurt to read this several times".

Baroness Thatcher succinctly summed it up when she proclaimed "socialism will only last so long as there exists other peoples money to fund it".

If I have a contract with a local authority that could be influenced by a decision I might be involved with as a councillor I am required to remove myself from any discussion and decision making on the matter on the basis I have a "pecuniary interest"
Our flawed democracy however,  allows all who benefit from the largesse allocated by central and local government to involve the selection of those who will be empowered to distribute funds forcibly confiscated from wealth creators,  to be in the hands of those who directly benefit from the aforesaid largesse, ie the voters.

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