Some Additional Thoughts and Outlooks

September 20, 2010 - 2:53 pm 44 Comments
A Reflection on our Nation and its possible directions…

Since this week is the week, each year, we recall the ratification of the Constitution, I thought that a historical and timeless question about citizenship and national directions might offer you some sobering and insightful thoughts…

 
Thomas Paine: “[It is impossible to sit down and think seriously about the affairs of America, without reflecting on the original principles it rested on, and the glow and ardor which these principles inspired…. The principles deserve to be remembered, and to remember them rightly is found by repossessing them for oneself. ]”

 

The author and patriot, Thomas Paine, often considered the most secular among all the Founding Fathers, has this reflection for us to ponder, and then I have an assessment to share… 
 

 

The following quotation is from Alexander Fraser Tytler, who was an economist and history professor at Edinburgh University. He wrote and taught during the time of the American revolution.

He concluded:

“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largess (generous benefits) from the public treasury.

From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising them the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world’s great civilizations has been 200 years. These nations have progressed through this sequence:

From bondage to spiritual faith; from spiritual faith to great courage; from courage to liberty; from liberty to abundance; from abundance to selfishness; from selfishness to complacency; from complacency to apathy; from apathy to dependence; from dependence back to bondage.

Q’s: Where do you see our American society today? Where are we in this progression? What are your ideas that would change the drift of this progression?

Maybe we could hold a Forum or a discussion on this???

 
 

 

“Food For Thought” 
John Adams, Unitarian, and Second President:

We should begin by setting conscience free. When all men of all religions

 

 
 

.. shall enjoy equal liberty, property, and an equal chance for honors and power we may expect that improvements will be made in the human character and the state of society.

 

The author and patriot, Thomas Paine, often considered the most secular among all the Founding Fathers, has this reflection for us to ponder, and then I have an assessment to share…
Thomas Paine: “[It is impossible to sit down and think seriously about the affairs of America, without reflecting on the original principles it rested on, and the glow and ardor which these principles inspired…. The principles deserve to be remembered, and to remember them rightly is found by repossessing them for oneself. ]”

 
 

 

“Food For Thought”The following quotation is from Alexander Fraser Tytler, who was an economist and history professor at Edinburgh University. He wrote and taught during the time of the American revolution.
He concluded:

“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largess (generous benefits) from the public treasury.

From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising them the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world’s great civilizations has been 200 years. These nations have progressed through this sequence:

From bondage to spiritual faith; from spiritual faith to great courage; from courage to liberty; from liberty to abundance; from abundance to selfishness; from selfishness to complacency; from complacency to apathy; from apathy to dependence; from dependence back to bondage.

Q’s: Where do you see our American society today? Where are we in this progression? What are your ideas that would change the drift of this progression?

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 

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