Sunday, November 08, 2009

Democracy Is Not Permanent

Freedom is not an endless list of rights: right to education, right to health care, to food, to housing. Those rights are dependency. They are rations of slavery.

A democracy is always a transitory form of government. It cannot exist in a permanent state. A democracy survives until a majority of its people discovers it can vote itself largess from the public treasury. After that, the majority always votes for the politician promising the most benefits from the public till. The democracy then collapses upon the financial embers of its immolation. Thereafter it requires a strong man to rescue it, a dictatorship, until it evolves into a monarchy.

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