Tuesday, September 18, 2012

What Romney Was Trying To Say....

A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse 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, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years.”
Alexis de Tocqueville

"The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money."                       
-- Margaret Thatcher

Theme articles of the Day:

Yet Another Record for Americans Collecting Disability

Majority in U.S. Still Say Government Doing Too Much, 67% of Democrats Believe the Government Not doing Enough

2 comments:

thecanary said...

I read this a couple times before it sunk in. This is so scary!

Legal Quandary said...

I've had both of those quotes at the bottom of my gmail account over the years. My other favorite is: “Democracy destroys itself because it abuses its right to freedom and equality. Because it teaches its citizens to consider audacity as a right, lawlessness as a freedom, abrasive speech as equality, and anarchy as progress." Isocrates.