Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Is the US' Present Course Towards Socialism Inevitable?

"The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of 'liberalism' they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.' - Norman Thomas

Obama is attempting to usher in socialism. Half of this country sees it and fears it, the other half seemingly wants it, or is blind to the reality of it. Sadly, here is what happens historically and what is happening now:

'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.'

A quote from Alexander Tyler and he wasn't writing about the United States. This is a quote from Tyler who was writing about the fall of the Athenian Republic.

Is all of this civilization's inevitable progression? I hope not. History tells us "yes", but we as a society can say "no" to that fatalistic mindset. Based on our history, we have overcome comparable obstacles, if not worse. We all have our work cut out for us, if we intend to enable this great society to survive; America, the world's last best hope.

The initial establishment of this great country also went against all historical odds. We need to find it in ourselves to find that same resolute determination. I believe that we have the will and the very same determination. Let's get to it; time's a wasting.