Mostly Cajun has put up the post that none of us can argue with … “Can’t feed ’em? Don’t breed ’em…” says it all, and says it loud and clear. While acknowledging the sensitivity of the subject (This is a great big sore subject. It touches, no, it slams right into one of the most basic human rights, the right to reproduce. But it also points at another thing, that big “no-no” word, eugenics.) the logic holds up.

I’m tired of it. Lyndon Baines Johnson’s “Great Society” has turned “poor” into a profession, replete with its own powerful lobby, the dimmocrat party. It has its own spokesmen, Jesse Jackson, and Al Sharpton, although the professional poor is more likely to be white than black. The professional poor DO have a product that is in high demand: votes. They can be depended on to vote for the politician who promises to keep doling out the goodies, and it’s just about to the point that they are the majority.

This post reminded me of an article I read back in 2003, and saved. Amazingly enough, I was able to find it! It was a warning from Scots Historian Professor Alexander Tyler circa 1787, regarding The Fall of the Athenian Republic.

“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse (generous gifts) from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, (which is) always followed by a dictatorship.”

Professor Joseph Olson of Hamline University of Law, St. Paul, MN, points out that:

“The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been two hundred years. These nations have progressed through this sequence: 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.”

Looks like we’re running on borrowed time, folks.