Obama voters greedy
December 12, 2012 12:00 AM | 823 views | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DEAR EDITOR:

With the election behind us and the fiscal cliff looming, I’m reminded of the famous quote of Scots historian Alexander Tyler, who over 200 years ago while lecturing about the fall of the Athenian Republic, said: “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 vote for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy.”

Hopefully, our elected officials are smarter than the Athenians’. Unfortunately, our voters are not.

Jonathan L. Braden

Marietta

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Kenneth D. Parrott
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December 13, 2012
I read an email stating that one reason he lost is during his campaign Romney repeatedly said, "When I'm elected, I will put Americans back to work,” and 51% of Americans said, "Hey, screw that!"
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