History of democracy

Submitted by manolism on Sun, 04/25/2010 - 16:06.

Democracy can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote
themselves money from the public treasure. From that moment on
the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most
money from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy
always collapses over loose fiscal policy followed by a dictatorship.
The average age of the world's great civilizations has been two hundred
years. These nations have 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
selfishness, from selfishness to complacency from complacency to apathy,
from apathy to dependency, from dependency back to bondage.

Το είπε...: Alexander Tyler

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