Stopping the Inevitable

One of the most foreboding dictums ever written concerning government is this one: "A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover they can vote themselves largess out of the public treasury." The original author of this quote is a matter of dispute. Some say Alexander Tytler and others Alexis de Tocqueville. Either way, the words ring true and it is sadly familiar and ominous, but may also offer a ray of hope. Between forty-seven and fifty percent of the human souls in this country pay no taxes at the federal level, and a growing percentage receive 'earned income' credits, meaning not only do they not pay in, they are actually given unsolicited welfare by the top fifty percent that they are told is their due. They are 'entitled' to it; it was 'earned.' A large, and growing, percentage of our citizenry who do have good jobs are working for the government, earning twice what their private counterparts bring home....(Read Full Article)

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