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What the Election Won't Settle

Benjamin the Donkey Wrote: Oct 29, 2012 12:49 PM
Mr. Andrews, Sir, you have correctly stated that the election will not change much as we will still have the same problems we have today on 7 NOV. I had never heard of the Tytler Circle, but I do know the biblical pattern to the fall of a great nation. First the nation is faithful but in bondage/poor; second the nation is freed and prosperity follows; next, the nation becomes arrogant and forgets its humble beginnings and WHO blessed them throughout their history; next comes complacency and sin in all its forms; lastly, sin destroys the great nation. As the good book States: Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.
Neal from PA Wrote: Oct 29, 2012 4:05 PM

In 1887 Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinborough, 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 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 over loose fiscal policy, (which is) always followed by a dictatorship."

Neal from PA Wrote: Oct 29, 2012 4:11 PM

However, we must not forget; America is not a true Democracy, she is a Constitutional Republic.
dfiscus Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 5:22 PM
And ladies and gents, I give you Emperor Barack Hussein Obama. The first and greatest emperor of the once great nation of America. it has already started and if we elect BHO again, we will complete the fall of America.
Benjamin the Donkey Wrote: Oct 29, 2012 12:50 PM
It is in the character of the people that will determine if the nation will succeed or fail, for they elect their leaders and the leaders elected will reflect the character of the people as a whole.
I'm reminding all my friends here in Denver not to believe their vote is worthless. Our swing state’s nine electoral votes could hand the presidency to Romney or Obama -- and the Colorado outcome in 2012 could turn on a few hundred ballots, much like the Florida outcome in 2000.

Historians point out that within months of achieving statehood in 1876, Colorado with its measly three electoral tipped the presidential election for Rutherford B. Hayes. Yet the dominant issue of that era, equal rights for former black slaves, wasn’t settled by the election. It troubled the American conscience for almost...