Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I fear for my children's future...

Paraphrased from an IM conversation with a good friend:

I fear for the future of our country. We are "welfaring" ourselves out of existence. Once a person realizes that the fruits of one's labors will largely go to others who aren't laboring, there remains only two choices. Join the non-laborers, or leave the country.

"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." - Unknown

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it," - George Santayana

The crowds are large and they aren't reading.

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