H/T to Best Destiny
A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always vote 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.The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years.
Commonly attributed to Alexander Tyler (Tytler?), Scottish history professor circa 1787 on his observations about the fall of the Athenian Republic 2,000 years earlier.
I pray that God would give our new leaders wisdom, to lead and protect all the people of this nation, and that we would never turn our eyes away from Him, who chooses the leader of every nation for his Good purpose.