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 again to bondage.
In his book "Democracy in America", Alexis DeTocqeville (circa 1848) had this to say: " A Democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of Government. It can only exist until the voters discover they can vote themselves largesse (a liberal gift) out of public treasury. From that moment on the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that Democracy always collapses over a loose fiscal policy, always to be followed by a Dictatorship."
As Arnold Toynbee suggests, and Barry Smart paraphrases, postmodernism sees society as losing its creative energy and living in a safe, satisfactory, and timeless present.
"Democracy is the road to socialism" - Karl Marx
Liberty and Tyranny - by Mark R. Levin
Mark R. Levin logically lays out what has made the United State of America different from all other nations in the history of humanity. He re-introduces us to the founders and framers, and those people who inspired them long ago. At its most basic elements, our country was founded on the ideals of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness...and that we have these rights conferred on us, not by man or government, but through the laws of nature.