A quotation I grew up with in my home.

Dr. Weeks’ Comment:   This quotation was made in the year 1790 by Dr. Alexander Tytler, Professor of General History, University of Edinburgh.

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“A Democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government.

It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largess out of the 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 a democracy will always collapse from a loose fiscal policy (burden of large public debt),

always to be followed by a dictatorship.”

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Dr. Weeks’ Comment:   This quotation was made in the year 1790 by Dr. Alexander Tytler, Professor of General History, University of Edinburgh. ` “A Democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largess out of the public treasury. From that moment…
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