The more voters that adhere to a certain doctrine the more political power one gains. (simple Machiavelli)
Few recognize today that our Country is a Representative Republic. It began failing with the passage of the 16th and 17th amendments.
Most people, black, white, yellow, brown or red vote as their parents did or as their "supposed leadership" recommends.
Labors leaders tell their members to vote for a specific candidate, as do leaders of certain caucuses such as Jesse Jackson, or the hispanic leaders. What the in the trench person needs to realize is the cost of following CERTAIN LEADERS. Indifference toward personal responsibility has gotten to be the prevalent line of thinking in the minds of many voters. "My vote" doesn't count, when in fact it truly does. Each person does make an impact on the outcome of how your community, state or federal government is ran.
We need to look at how our government continues to spend OUR money. it's not about rich and poor, it's about ALL of us.
My view is we are witnessing the end of the Republic in the very near future unless "we the people" do something to stop the opportunism and corruption of both parties at the highest level.
Bush is not a friend, nor is, Reid, Pelosi, Hillary Clinton.
Immigration will be the straw that breaks the back of our country. When it becomes such that the influence of simple demographics can be influenced by one voting block, our country is destined for the scrapheap of Republics of the past.
Freedom and Liberty are at stake, the outcome is slavery, indifference and apathy.
"A democracy is always temporary"
About the time our original 13 states adopted their new constitution, in 1787, Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh , 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 due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship."
"The average age of the worlds greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years.
During those 200 years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence:
1. From bondage to spiritual faith;
2. From spiritual faith to great courage;
3. From courage to liberty;
4. From liberty to abundance;
5. From abundance to complacency;
6. From complacency to apathy;
7. From apathy to dependence;
8. From dependence back into bondage "