viernes, octubre 17, 2003

Un aviso desde el siglo XVIII sobre el devenir de la democracia y el afaán electoralista dde bajar los impuestos...

>>"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can
>>only exist until the voters discover
>>that they can vote themselves largesse (generous gifts) from the
>>public treasury. From that moment on,
>>the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most
>>benefits from the public treasury, with the
>>result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy,
>>(which is) always followed by a dictatorship."
>>"The average age of the world's greatest civilization has been two
>>hundred 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 complacency; from
>>complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependence,
>>from dependence back into bondage."

A warning from Scots Historian Professor Alexander Tyler, circa
, Re: The Fall of the Athenian Republic.