Thursday, September 27, 2012

An Avoidable Obituary

Your favorite Peasant received a rather shocking
essay from a friend and fellow conservative just
this week, but the piece has great value in that
it serves as a wake-up call for those Americans
who are either still undecided as to which presi-
dential candidate to vote for in November, are
thinking that Obama is not as radical as many
accounts have him pegged and are not keen
on Romney, or perhaps are dead-set against
Obama but can't warm up to Romney and are
thinking of voting Libertarian or some other
third-party that leans right --- or, worst of all,
are considering staying home on the day of
the most important election our country faces
in many years, maybe ever.

I'll just post it here for your perusal, my grand
readers, and let you make of it what you will.
But as for your beloved Peasant, I find the item
a sobering and most timely call to action for
those of us who want our country to remain
free and prosperous for our generation and
for the generations to come. Here it is:


In 1887 Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history
professor at the University of Edinburgh, had
this to say about the fall of the Athenian
Republic some 2,000 years prior:

"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 that time that voters discover that they
can vote themselves generous gifts from the
public treasury, with the result that every demo-
cracy will finally collapse over loose fiscal policy,
(which is) always followed by a dictatorship."

"The average age of the world's greatest civili-
zations from the beginning of history has been
about 200 years. During those 200 years, these
nations always progressed through the following

From bondage to spiritual faith;
From spiritual faith to great courage;
From courage to liberty;
From liberty to abundance;
From abundance to complacency;
From complacency to apathy;
From apathy to dependence;
From dependence back into bondage"

The Obituary follows:

Born 1776  Died 2012

It doesn't hurt to read this several times.

Professor Joseph Olson of Hamline
University Law School in Saint Paul,
Minnesota, points out some interesting
facts concerning the last presidential

Number of states won by:
Obama  19
McCain  29
Square miles won by:
Obama  580,000
McCain  2,427,000
Population of counties won by:
Obama  127 million
McCain  143 million
Murder rate per 100,000 residents
in counties won by:
Obama  13.2
McCain   2.1

Professor Olson adds:
"In aggregate, the map of the territory
McCain won was mostly the land owned
by taxpaying citizens of the country.
Obama territory mostly encompasses
those citizens living in low income
tenements and living off various forms
of government welfare ... "

Olson believes the United States is now
somewhere between the "complacency
and apathy" phase of Professor Tyler's
definition of democracy, with some forty
per cent of the nation's population already
having reached the "governmental
dependency" phase.

If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship
to twenty million criminal invaders called
illegals --- and they vote --- then we can
say goodbye to the USA in fewer then five

If you are in favor of this, then by all means,
delete this message.

If you are not, then pass this along to help
everyone realize just how much is at stake,
knowing that apathy is the greatest danger
to our freedom.

This is truly scary.


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