Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Essex Connecticut
Ferrari Life Posts: 1,839
So...we are going down the road of polarized political rhetoric instead of just giggling at the joke. Ok, I can play. I fear we are close to the end of a great run.
When the thirteen colonies were still a part of England, Professor Alexander Tyler wrote about the fall of the Athenian republic over two thousand years previous to that time:
A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves money from the public treasure. From that moment on the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most money from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's great civilizations has been two hundred years. These nations have progressed through the following sequence: 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 dependency, from dependency back to bondage.
Fasten your seat belts boys, we are in apathy approaching dependency. Really not going to matter which political party you vote for.
Previous owner of 348ts SS #64, Now Ferrariless
Last edited by Saint Bastage; 08-12-2012 at 04:50 AM.