A democracy is always temporary in nature. It simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government, because, sooner or later, 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 always collapse due to loose fiscal policy.I thought it was interesting, even though it's probably not a single quote, but two ideas stuck together, origins unknown. Makes me curious about the surveillance state the UK is becoming.
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 dependence; from dependence back again into bondage.
Thursday, May 03, 2007
The Future of History
Saw this on a brochure today for "National Day of Prayer" and had to go find the quote.