I have been thinking a lot about history recently. Looking back over the things I have seen in my lifetime has been very educational, especially seeing how things have gotten worse. In m opinion, America reached the height of its glory, power, and prosperity during and immediately following World War II.
Since then, our country has been in decline. There have been times when this was temporarily reversed. A great example is the 1980’s while Reagan was president. This ushered in a great American revival. Anyone who was alive during these years will understand exactly what this meant.
But, sadly, we are far removed from those days. Now, we have Obama not enforcing immigration laws and doing whatever he can to destroy our country from the inside out. All of this is being done for his and the Democratic Party’s political gain.
It also reminds me of several interesting political thinkers. One is Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh. Back in 1887 he came up with this little gem of a statement that has huge implications for today:
“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.”
He was speaking and reflecting on the fall of the Athenian Empire specifically. However, you can see the implications for today as well. Another point made was regarding the average ages of the greatest civilizations in the world. It would seem 200 years is about the average.
Not only that, but there is also a definite pattern followed by all great nations and civilizations. This pattern is that of bondage to spiritual faith to great courage to liberty to abundance to complacency to apathy to dependence and from there back into bondage. Where do we seem to be today?
We could also see more evidence of this pattern by looking at some interesting facts during the 2012 presidential election. These facts are courtesy of professor Joseph Olson of Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. Romney won more states than Obama (29-19), more square miles of land (2.4 million to 580,000), and more actual people (143-127 million) than Obama. Even the murder rates in counties won by Romney was significantly lower than in Obama’s counties (2.1 percent for Romney and 13.2 percent for Obama).
Judging by all of this, it is obvious Romney and Obama presented us with a very clear choice. Romney won land and areas owned by honest, hard-working, tax-paying citizens. Obama won the land populated by lower income people primarily living off various forms of welfare and government entitlements.
Considering there are easily 40 million people now dependent on government handouts, we need to ask where we are in this pattern or cycle. And what, if anything can be done about it. America…you have been warned!