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A bit of history:

A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship. (Google for the author, I don't feel like it)


The economy sucks.................................
How low will it go?!!!!!!!

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mustbeGRACE

Asked by mustbeGRACE at 7:30 AM on Aug. 27, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury,


     


    That part is REALLY bad.............................................

    mustbeGRACE

    Comment by mustbeGRACE (original poster) at 7:31 AM on Aug. 27, 2010

  • been around awhile now. By the time it "crumbles", I'll be long gone.
    Zoeyis

    Answer by Zoeyis at 7:32 AM on Aug. 27, 2010

  • funny, when i tried to google the author, one of the first things that popped up was Snopes.com...LOL!


    http://www.snopes.com/politics/ballot/athenian.asp

    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 7:37 AM on Aug. 27, 2010

  • Yep, those words aren't very appealing.Zoey even if so, your children or grandchildren might be some who have to live through a mess.
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 7:38 AM on Aug. 27, 2010

  • funny, when i tried to google the author, one of the first things that popped up was Snopes.com...LOL!

    Funnier that snopes cites the rumor as starting after Bush's first election.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 7:39 AM on Aug. 27, 2010

  • You never know if we could end up under a dictator..Obama I believe would love it..I am sure alot of Germans never thought they'd end up with a man like Hitler..
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 7:40 AM on Aug. 27, 2010

  • I agree mostly with snopes. It's true that there are cycles but we will not (you see what is happening now) in our lifetime have a dictator. The cycles are very long, Centuries.
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 7:41 AM on Aug. 27, 2010

  • No one knows where this came from. The people said it was this one guy, but he said he didn't write it & even he tried to figure out where it came from. No one knows who wrote this & or who came up with it. The supposed author even said;

    "nobody knows where this came from, but it's just not true"
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 7:43 AM on Aug. 27, 2010

  • What is a snopes?
    mustbeGRACE

    Comment by mustbeGRACE (original poster) at 7:52 AM on Aug. 27, 2010

  • snopes.com is a site that researches infomation & whether it is factual or not. It's a great place to debunk things if you are unsure of it's truth.
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 8:00 AM on Aug. 27, 2010

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