The following quote has been attributed to Alexander Fraser Tytler, Lord Woodhouselee,
(1747 – 1813), a Scottish-born, British professor, lawyer, writer, and historian who lived during the launching of a new democracy: The United States.
The quote is unverified, but it’s poignant isn’t it?
“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.”
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