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Demographic Reality and the Entitlement State

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by KenH, Nov 14, 2006.

  1. KenH

    KenH Active Member

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    Demographic Reality and the Entitlement State
    by Congressman Ron Paul(R-TX)

    November 13, 2006

    The Government Accountability Office, or GAO, is an investigative arm of Congress charged with the thankless task of accounting for the money received and spent by the federal government. As you might imagine, people who spend all day examining the nitty-gritty realities of federal spending and deficits might not share the voters' enthusiasm for grand campaign promises.

    David Walker, Comptroller General at GAO, has been on a speaking tour of the U.S recently-- and he pulls no punches when explaining just how precarious our nation's entitlement system really is.

    - rest at www.house.gov/paul/tst/tst2006/tst111306.htm
     
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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 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.

    Great nations rise and fall. The people go from bondage to spiritual truth, to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency, from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependence, from dependence back again to bondage." - Alexander Tytler ​
     
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    Considering some of the comments and positions even of the Christians here... we have certainly arrived at the apathy-dependence stage... if we haven't moved on past it.
     
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    "Free country" is an illusion. Only individuals can be free because freedom is an internal mental state. The Constitution hasn't meant squat at least since the Lincoln Revolution.
     
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