It is a loop a single generation doesn't finish. *Link*
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A democracy cannot stand as a permanent form of government. I know, we are a Republic, but the concept will be the same. Once the voters learn they can vote themselves money from the treasury, the country fails over finances....every time. Perhaps that is why people in high places want our history erased, so they can repeat it. Alexander Tytler said it best:

“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse 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, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 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 selfishness; From selfishness to apathy; From apathy to dependence; From dependence back into bondage.”

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