Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Classic on How Long does America have

Where is the greater emphasis of my focus to be, who is going the White House or who is going to the Father’s House? Yet it matters since who is king relates to who is the KING OF KINGS. Addressing our sin matters as long as holiness matters to God. Someone penned this classic below on the life and death of nations. Since democratic nations with godly foundations generally last about 200 years, how long would an Islamic Iraq last - maybe two years? Why are we pouring an ethical standard into them that is failing at home?

America as a nation is like a mighty stallion that has ruled the range. Then as disease takes a toll, the once great horse grows confused and shaky on his feet. You see his greatness in the frame but look at his coat, shaggy and dull as the bones are showing through. Meanwhile, the wolves keep edging closer for the kill. America is failing! We’re aghast at the abandon of ethics, honesty and responsibility. I’m programmed to think of us in terms of the Old America, my old neighborhoods and the old sense of values. A Navy fighter can fly over many boats but unless one is an aircraft carrier, it has no place to land. My old sense of logic keeps looking for a place to land. But how am I to understand excessive evil called "good": meth, sodomites, admiring Islam or Mormonism, or the disgusting TV trash nearly enough to give you the hives? Not a person who was admired in my childhood endorsed anything like the wicked extremes in politics, weird churches, britches below the hips, outlandish music and piercings, or the black-arts being worn as a badge. The god of this world is much more powerful than we think - deceiving the tramp in an alley and the multi-millions and billions who are tramping to hell. A thousand nuclear bombs are no more threat to our physical safety than a thousand devils could be to a nation of souls!

Charlie Carle

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 Edingurgh, 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 duration of the world's greatest civilizations from the
beginning of history, has been about 200 years'.

'During those 200 years, the nations always progressed through the following

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 Hemline University School of Law, St. Paul, MN,
points out some interesting facts concerning the 2000 Presidential Election:

Number of States won by:
Gore: 19
Bush: 29

Square miles of land won by:
Gore: 580,000
Bush: 2,427,000

Population of counties won by:
Gore: 127 million
Bush: 143 million

Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by:
Gore: 13.2
Bush: 2.1

Professor Olson adds: 'In aggregate, the map of the territory Bush won was
mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of this great country.
Gore's territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in
government-owned tenements and living off various forms of government

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 grant s amnesty and citizenship to twenty million illegal immigrants
and they vote, then we can say goodbye to the USA in fewer than five years.

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