I'm reading the newest Brad Thor Book, Full Black, and came across a great bit. Tell me what you think:
"In fact, one of the most apropos political observations I have ever read is that a democracy can exist only until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From the moment that realization takes hold, history shows that the majority of the people will always vote for the candidate promising the most goodies from the public treasury.
History also shows us that once a democracy goes down this road, things never end well. Each and every single time, the democracy collapses. It always happens. It collapses over loose fiscal policy, and democracy is always followed by dictatorship. And guess what that dicatator promises?
[a return to order], but when order is restored, freedom is never seen by those citizens again."
I know this is a fictional book, but damn, doesn't this smack of our fine leaders today? Think about that one. Have a good 'un.