No Democracy, Not Now, Not Ever

Maine Republic Email Alert

12405-judge2banna  Judge Anna von Reitz

“….Democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of Government. It can only exist until the voters discover they can vote themselves largess out of the public treasury. From that moment on the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that Democracy always collapses over a loose fiscal policy, always to be followed by a Dictatorship.”

(Written by Professor Alexander Fraser Tytler, nearly two centuries ago while our thirteen original states were still colonies of Great Britain. At the time he was writing of the decline and fall of the Athenian Republic over two thousand years before.)

A friend recently sent me this quote and it is a timely reminder that I share with all of you. I have read it many times over the years and the truth resonates across centuries and down to…

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