Útlegging á þessum hugmyndum Alexander Tyler finnst hjá mörgum ef við leitun á netinu.

Hér er ein frá David C. Pack, ég vona að þetta nýtist sem auglýsing fyrir hann,

svo að mér leyfist að kynna hann hér.

Another Look At Democracy

David C. Pack


We saw that in the end none of man’s forms of government work either very well or for very long.

Yet most democratic leaders believe that the spread of their form of government—democracy

—is crucial to solving the world’s problems and bringing freedom, abundance and happiness to all.

Is this true?

The following shows the pattern of how democracies deteriorate.

This astonishing quote, usually attributed to Alexander Tyler (circa late 1700s),

pertains to the fall of the Athenian republic but applies

to the ailing democracies of this modern age:

“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government.

It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves money from the [public treasury].

From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most money from the [public treasury],

with the result that a democracy always collapses over a loose fiscal policy followed by a dictatorship.

 The average age of the world’s great civilizations has been two hundred years.

These nations have progressed through the following 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 dependency,

from dependency back to bondage.”

If true, this means modern democracies will soon return to bondage.

While all governments of men promise “pie in the sky,”

they are filled with graft, corruption, immorality and every form of deception.

Most Americans saw this demonstrated in the 1990s from the highest offices in the country.

Egilsstaðir,  12.11.2007