|04-13-2004, 12:55 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: North JerseyVehicle:
World on the brink of ending?
"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largess from the public treasury. From that time on the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury, with the results that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship.
The average age of the world's great civilizations has been 200 years. These nations have progressed through this 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 again to bondage."
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|04-13-2004, 12:58 PM||#7|
Join Date: Jun 2001
<= goes to look up largess in dictionary
<= ADD kicks in
<= looks up Burgess Meredith quotes from 'Rocky' instead.
This guy will kill ya to death inside'a three rounds!
|04-13-2004, 01:00 PM||#8|
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: NESIC RefugeeVehicle:
2011 STI Limited
(Need more coffee to translate this one.)
|04-13-2004, 01:00 PM||#9|
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Bis dat, qui cito dat...Vehicle:
. Truth is a
I think a dictatorship would be fine as long as it was not Bush who was in charge.
"Your gonna eat lightning, and your gonna crap thunder!"
|04-13-2004, 01:07 PM||#11|
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Albanyish, NYVehicle:
2012 STI, '02 WRX
'91 MR2, '05 Speed Triple
Oh, and democracy ending != world ending.
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