Saw this lovely video posted on Drudge today and felt the need to share:
If that isn’t alarming in a society that now has over $16 trillion in debt (over $6 trillion accrued in the last four years alone), then I don’t know what is. It is certainly anecdotal, but also suggestive. One quote that was featured in the YouTube user comments was quite appropriate (though its attribution to Alexis de Tocqueville was probably incorrect):
“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….”
We are out of control.