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The Death of Democracy - Obama Style

        The  Death  of  democracy  -  Obama  Style
      During the 2008 election campaign Barack Obama promised to fundamentally change
the country.  Since the United States is a democracy, well, really a republic, just what sort of
change did he have in mind?  It was also during the 2008 election campaign that Barack
Obama said he intended to "spread the wealth around."  Who's wealth would he take and to
whom would he give that wealth?  Barack Obama said in his own writings that while in college
he "sought out the Marxist professors."  Could it be that Barack Obama intended to change
the United States into a Marxist country?  If so, that would mean the death of democracy in
the United States.  There is an e-mail circulating on the Internet that might shed some light on
this very question.  Of course, the hippie/Marxist liberals who support Barack Obama claim out
of hand that anything negative said about Barack Obama is false.  These morons make this
same claim about the e-mail which is show below:
                        In 1887 Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of
                 Edinburgh, had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2000
                 years prior:
                       "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 the voters discover that 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 over
                        loose financial 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, these
                        nations always progressed through the following sequence:
                                          "From bondage to spiritual faith;
                                           From spiritual faith to great courage;
                                           From courage to liberty;
                                           From liberty to abundance;
                                           From abundance to complacency:
                                           From complacency to apathy;
                                           From apathy to dependence;
                                           From dependence back into bondage."
                      Professor Joseph Olsen of Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul,
                Minnesota, points out some interesting facts concerning the last presidential
                1. Number of states won by Obama; 19, McCain 29.
                2. Square miles of land won by Obama; 580,000, McCain 2,427,000
                3. Population of counties won by Obama; 127 million, McCain 143 million
                4. Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by Obama; 13.2,
                    McCain 2.1;
                Professor Olsen adds:
                      "In aggregate, the map of the territory McCain won was mostly the land
                owned by the taxpaying citizens of the country."
                      "Obama territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in low income
                tenements and living off various forms of government welfare..."
      Olsen 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.
      This is the end of the e-mail circulating on the Internet of which the hippie/Marxist liberals
object.  The first claim of these sheep is that they cannot find the quote attributed to Alexander
Tyler.  Well, no surprise there.  Hippie/Marxist liberals do not read history so they would be
unlikely to come across any quotes about history.  Psychology and political agitation, also
known as community organizing, are the main preoccupations of the hippie/Marxist liberals,
such as the unwashed and uninformed "Occupy Wall Street" protesters.
      As early as 1770 Alexander Tyler was developing his theories about democracy, and the
quote in the e-mail attributed to Alexander Tyler could have been made around 1770.  The
date in the e-mail of 1887 is incorrect.  Tyler lived from 1747 to 1813.  Perhaps the writer of
the e-mail meant 1787.  Tyler's work, Elements of General History, which was first published
in 1784, shows elements of that theory.  Tytler is the Scottish form of Alexander Fraser Tyler's
last name.  Excerpts from that work are shown below:
      In the excerpts above we even see similarities in language that the Scottish professor
used in his theory about democracy.  Section 5 above is a short synopsis of what the e-mail
says is Tyler's theory of the evolution of democracy.  So, in effect, the hippie/Marxist liberals
lied about Tyler never having a theory about the evolution of democracy.  No surprise there
either.  Hippie/Marxist liberals operate according to the rules given to them by the communist
writer Saul Alinsky who said that 20 to 30 million Americans would have to be "eliminated" to
bring about a Marxist state in America.  Saul Alinsky also said that any tactic could be used to
combat one's "enemies," including lying.  The "enemies" of the hippie/Marxist liberals are any
people who disagree with the hippie/Marxist, liberal party line.  The extreme left-wing
commentator on MSNBC, Chris Matthews, said, in addition to saying that Barack Obama sent 
a "thrill up his leg," that Saul Alinsky was the "master of tactics."  Hmmm...a "master of tactics"
and let's "eliminate" 20 to 30 million Americans.   Nice people these hippie/Marxist liberals. 
      The 1970s American hippie terrorist, Bill Ayers, was a soul mate of Barack Obama.  In April
of 2012 Bill Ayers visited some of the Occupy Union Square anarchists in New York City and
made these comments on a video recording:  "I get up every morning and think, today I'm going
to make a difference.  Today I'm going to end capitalism.  Today I'm going to make a revolution. 
I go to bed every night disappointed but I'm back to work tomorrow, and that's the only way you
can do it."  If anyone was intelligent enough to gather up all of Barack Obama's anti-democratic
sayings, he would realize that Barack Obama wants to destroy American democracy and
replace it with Marxism.
     One other interesting note about this species - the hippie/Marxist liberal.  Saul Alinsky told
these idiots that ridicule was their best weapon against their "enemies."  In the Internet e-mail
the city of Edinburgh was misspelled as Edinborough.  The hippie/Marxist liberals used this
mistake to ridicule the writer of the e-mail and the content of the e-mail.  In reality the people
of Edinburgh pronounce the name of their city closer to Edinborough than Edinburgh.  Such
grammatical and spelling mistakes are the red meat of the snobbish wine and cheese crowd
of the liberal elites.  They revel in being able correct the stupidity of the English language,
such as the word "enough" which is pronounced "enuff" instead of "enogg."  And lately there
has been a snobbish effort to make "aircrafts" the plural for multiple airplanes.  So one would
assume that an aircraft carrier only carries one airplane, or are we supposed to say "aircrafts
carrier?" Ah...the wine and cheese crowd; such insufferable boors!
      On page 40 of Tyler's Elements of General History, we have this: "We seek in vain, either
in the history of Athens or Lacedæmon, for the beautiful idea of a well-ordered commonwealth.
The revolutions of government which they were experiencing, the eternal factions with which
they were embroiled, plainly demonstrate that there was a radical defect in the structure of the
machine, which precluded the possibility of regular motion."  On another occasion Tyler said this
"Nor were the superior classes in the actual enjoyment of a rational liberty and independence.
They were perpetually divided into factions, which servilely ranked themselves under the banner
of contending demagogues, and these maintained their influence over their partisans by the most
shameful corruption and bribery, of which the means were supplied alone by the plunder of the
public money."
      In the above quotes the "superior classes" might be mistaken for the rich.  Here Tyler could
be talking about the labor unions in America today, but it would not be the Marxist nature of the
unions about which Tyler would be complaining.  Public sector labor unions vote for Democrat
candidates who promise them excessive salaries and benefits.  In return, the Democrat electors
take public money and give it to the union members.  The union members "donate" this public
money back to the Democrat candidates as bribes for continuing to loot the public treasuries on
their behalf.  This is the corruption of the democratic process that Tyler condemns.
      We saw this corruption play out in Wisconsin recently where a bus driver can make a salary
of $150,000 a year when the median wage for other Americans is about $50,000 a year.  This
would make the public sector employees in Wisconsin a "superior class," and a faction in
conflict with ordinary people when democracy demands that all citizens be treated equally.  The
propaganda put out by Democrats even calls this superior class "middle-class Americans" when
they claim that Republicans are against middle-class Americans.
      Teachers in Wisconsin constitute another "superior class" in that they are given pay and
benefits in excess of those of the average American worker because they "donate" bribes to the
Democrat politicians who promise to allow them to continue to loot the public treasury.  When
one considers that, despite providing more funds per student than any other country in the
world, the United States has the worst educational system than any other industrialized county
in the world, it is obvious that teachers are being paid excessively for doing a poor job simply
because they have corrupted the democratic process.
      When the Governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker, attempted to end this union looting of the
public treasury, a campaign was started to recall the governor and petitions were circulated
to achieve this end.  One Democrat union member bragged that he had signed the petitions
80 times!  This is in keeping with the methods suggested by the communist Saul Alinsky that
any means, both legal and illegal, is justified to achieve the desired end.
      The excessive pay and benefits public sector employee unions, obtained by corrupting
Democrat politicians have just about bankrupted the State of California.  In order to find relief
from high taxes to support this union theft and the high cost of living caused by this union
plundering of the state treasury, more people are moving out of California than are moving to
the state.  Thomas Frank in a USA Today article on December 28, 2011 exposed a union
practice for state, municipal and school workers in 21 states called buying "air time."  Under
this scam union workers can buy credit for non-existent work to either retire early or boost
their annual retirement pensions.  Dan Pellissier, a former advisor to California's previous
governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, paid $75,000 for five years of work credit.  When he retires
at 55 in 2015, he will get a lifetime California pension of $61,536 a year - nearly $13,000 more
than if he hadn't bought "air time."  That's an extra $320,000 by the time he is 80.  In the
State of California 34,202 union workers have bought air time since 2005.  New Hampshire
barred "air time" purchases after finding out it was costing the retirement system $20 million
to $40 million, but most legislatures, corrupted by union "donations," still allow the practice.     
      Alexander Tyler wrote and lectured extensively.  The exact quote in the e-mail in question
may or may not have come from his mind.  However, the facts contained in the quote are
accurate as to Tyler's thinking on the subject.  In his lectures and writings Tyler displayed a
cynical view of democracy in general and of representative democracies such as republics.
      Whether the comments attributed to Professor John Olsen are accurate is of little
consequence.  Barack Obama was heavily supported by minorities in the inner cities with their
high population densities and rampant crime.  Barack Obama, in effect, bribed his way into
office with his promise to the poor to "spread the wealth around."  One United States president
had something significant to say on this subject and about democracy.
     "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work
and give it to those who would not."
                                                 - President Thomas Jefferson
 1. Tytler, Alexander Fraser, Elements of General History, Ancient and Modern, Concord, N.H.,
     John F. Brown, 1844.
 2. Tytler, Alexander Fraser, Universal History:From the Creation of the World to the Beginning
     of the Eighteenth Century, Boston, Fetridge & Co., 1850.
 3. Frank, Thomas, Public workers pay to add work time, costing pensions, USA Today,
     December, 28, 2011
                                               Copyright © 2011 by Paul Roebling