- from bondage to spiritual faith
- from spiritual faith to great courage
- from courage to liberty
- from liberty to abundance
- from abundance to complacency
- from complacency to apathy
- from apathy to dependence
- from dependence back into bondage
Professor Joseph Olson of Hemline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota points out some interesting facts concerning the 2008 Presidential election:
Number of States won by:
Square miles of land won by:
Population of counties won by:
Democrats: 127 million
Republicans: 143 million
Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by:
Professor Olson adds:
"In aggregate, the map of the territory the Republican won was mostly the land owned by the
taxpaying citizens of this great country. Democrat territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in government-owned tenements and living off various forms of government welfare." Olson believes the United States is somewhere between the "complacency and apathy" phase of Professor Tyler's definition of democracy, with some forty percent of the nation's population already having reached the "Governmental Dependency" phase.
As Americans, we need to end the level of Dependency that is increasing every day. It is not enough to stop it; we must actually reverse and decrease the level. Forgotten are the concepts of Independence and Self-Reliance. With far too many people, the idea of Freedom has become synonymous with some form of entitlement or handout. The idea of finding a new job now gives way to extending unemployment benefits. Welfare assistance has become an acceptable alternative to earning a paycheck. Every day, fewer taxpayers are forced to support an ever increasing number of the Dependant class that feel more entitled to the earnings of other people. This trend cannot last. At some point, the foundation of taxpayers that keep America successful will eventually crumble.
If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty million criminal invaders called illegal aliens or "undocumented workers" and they vote, then we can say goodbye to the USA in fewer than five years. The danger that exists by not having a secured border can be read in the editorial "The True Threat From Illegal Aliens".
If you are in favor of this, then by all means, ignore this warning. If you are not, then pass this along to help everyone realize just how much is at stake, knowing that apathy is the greatest danger to our freedom.