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ATLANTA, Nov. 5, 2008 – Eighteenth century Scottish scholar Alexander Fraser Tytler once said that “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,” he added. “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, followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been 200 years.”
America is older than 200 years. And with yesterday’s historic election of Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., once voted the most liberal U.S. senator, as the next president, some conservatives are worried about the nation’s future – especially as the republic continues to shift to the left.
“The big question for me today is whether or not freedom, economic liberty and self-sufficiency can make a comeback in America,” nationally-syndicated talk show host Neal Boortz wrote on his Web site. “Right now it seems that a dismaying number of Americans think that they are owed a living; that it is the government’s job to guarantee their economic security. Can we ever turn that around and return to a time when people accept the responsibility for their own lives and eschew the idea of using government as a tool of legalized plunder?”
Whether Tytler’s prediction comes true in America remains to be seen. In the meantime, conservatives vow to continue fighting for their principles.
“There is no time to lick wounds, point fingers, and wallow in post-election mud,” Michelle Malkin wrote on her Web site. “…We do not apologize for our beliefs. We do not re-brand them, re-form them, or relinquish them. We defend them. We pay respect to the office of the presidency. We count our blessings and recommit ourselves to our constitutional republic.”