Truth is the beginning of wisdom…


Posted by straight shooter on March 14, 2009 under Economy, General, Political, Social Concerns

It seems like every day we’re hearing of another multi-billion dollar bailout. I believe it bears repeating what was said over 200 years ago about the fall of the Athenian Republic by Scots historian professor Alexander Tyler, circa 1787:

“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse (generous gifts) 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, (which is) always followed by a dictatorship.”

There it is folks. A nation of fools will we be if knowing history, we simply repeat it. It is up to those who know the truth to take a stand if we are to see our nation spared from the consequences proven through all of history to be our fate if we continue on the current path. Tyler also taught:

“The average age of the world’s greatest civilization has been two hundred years. These nations have progressed through this 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.”

We are presently between the apathy and dependency stage.

At the very core of this entire issue is our collective trust in the King of the Universe. Remember, it was Ronald Reagan who taught us that, “if we ever cease to be one nation under God, we will be a nation gone under.”

That is the bottom line. No economic plan will save us from the bondage that befalls nations that turn their backs on God. This, too, is proven by history. It is my constant prayer that our nation will turn back to the God of our Fathers. Only then will there be real “hope” for a future for America.

It must begin with the people of God. Church leaders must get their heads out of the sand and rise up to the call or we will have to answer to our children, grandchildren, and … God … for the liberty lost, because of our complacency. God has always had a people, a faithful remnant willing to sacrifice for Kingdom interests … the message of salvation, people, truth, and righteousness.