Monday....my old fishin partner, and lessons from some very wise folks...
So true....So true....
Earlier this summer, as I had done for almost every weekend for the past five years, I went fishin with my "fishin buddy" Sam. Then, as bad luck would have it, my wife met Sam one Saturday mornin...and sadly, I ain't been fishin with her since.....
Before we get to the wise and learned people who have shaped our history and offered us leadership and direction, we'll begin with a "Pole Dancer". All ya have to do is look at her hair color....nuff said!
Gotta Hat Tip "The Chief" who just returned from a brief hiatus frum bloggin....
Below is a photygraff of "The Mohawk Chieftan", and might I add that the sign is most appropriate fer this cantankerous, crotchety old jarhead who suffers from a chronic case of irritable bowel and brain syndrome...
Now, one of mankind's greatest problems has always been a failure to learn from the past. As the saying goes, "Those who forget or ignore the past, are doomed to repeat it."
If only our elected politicians would learn this valuable philosophy...
HOW LONG DO WE, AS A DEMOCRACY, HAVE?
This is the most interesting thing I've read in a long time. The sad thing about it, you can see it coming.
I have always heard about this democracy countdown. It is interesting to see it in print. God help us, not that we deserve it.
How Long Do We Have?
About the time our original thirteen states adopted their new constitution in 1787, Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh , had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years earlier:
'A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government.'
'A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury.'
'From that moment on, the majority always vote for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship.'
'The average age of the world's greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years'
'During those 200 years, those nations always progressed through the following sequence:
1. from bondage to spiritual faith;
2. from spiritual faith to great courage;
3. from courage to liberty;
4. from liberty to abundance;
5. from abundance to complacency;
6. from complacency to apathy;
7. from apathy to dependence;
8. from dependence back into bondage'
Professor Joseph Olson of HemlineUniversity School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, points out some interesting facts concerning the 2000 Presidential election:
Number of States won by: Democrats: 19 Republicans: 29
Square miles of land won by: Democrats: 580,000 Republicans: 2,427,000
Population of counties won by: Democrats: 127 million Republicans: 143 million
Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by: Democrats: 13.2 Republicans: 2.1
Professor Olson adds: 'In aggregate, the map of the territory 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 now 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.
If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty million criminal invaders called illegal's and they vote, then we can say goodbye to the USA in fewer than five years.
If you are in favor of this, then by all means, delete this message. 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.
WE LIVE IN THE LAND OF THE FREE,
ONLY BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE
Abe had the correct take on this subject way back then...
Here's an excellent lesson that Obama, Pelosi and the Democratic party in general need to learn: Wisdom from a very intelligent man.....
During this political season let's be reminded of these wise words:
You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence.
You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves..
~ Abraham Lincoln
Well Sir...here's Alfonso tellin it like it is again....
...and finally, this here is undoubtedly a photygraff of an Off-Duty Marine, poor bastard, even I feel sorry fer him.....