Guest commentary by Ron Hood

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 10, 2009

U. S. nears return to ‘bondage’ stage in cycle of great civilizations

A warning from Scots Historian Professor Alexander Tyler, circa 1787, Re: The Fall of the Athenian Republic.

“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.”

“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.”

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Please take a few moments and read the above quote and let it sink in. Really think about it. Are you scared yet? You should be petrified! From what I can see we are in the “apathy to dependence” stage.

What we are very likely witnessing is the end of the United States of America as we know it. We have elected someone as President who won’t even release his certified birth certificate to prove that he is constitutionally qualified to be President who is carrying us down the path to destruction.

Before you attack me by playing the race card let me make it perfectly clear – I could not care less what color the President of the United States is. I care what the President believes in and stands for. B. Hussein Obama is a committed socialist and is well on his way to implementing socialist policies that thinking citizens would never vote for.

Great societies through history are not subdued by attacking armies. The great societies through history have committed suicide. We are committing suicide!

 We are borrowing unfathomable amounts of money from countries who hate us to fund so called “Economic Stimulus.” What happens when they call the loans due?

I defy anyone to name me one country, one state, one county, one city, one village – even one household who has ever borrowed their way to prosperity. It is simply impossible. At some point the debt is going to come due and what shall we pay it with?

Sure, we can print more money and if we print enough of it then it will only be good to light fires with which we will have to use to try to stay warm when the economy collapses.

These yahoos that we continue to elect to represent us did not put any thought into the amounts of money that they are borrowing. They simply pulled the numbers out of the air and if the first two packages don’t seem to be getting the job done they will do it again.

According to most polls about 60% of the citizens polled opposed the obscene spending packages that our elected officials voted in. What happened to the “will of the people”? Our elected representatives find us to be useful idiots and only need us every 2, 4 or 6 years – whichever the case may be to get them re-elected and then they couldn’t care less what we think! Unfortunately we are getting the government that we deserve because we have ceased being a thinking, engaged society and simply vote for the one who promises us the most “stuff”.

 Governments do not produce anything – governments only consume. There is no way on God’s green earth that the government can borrow us into economic growth. Private business is what grows an economy but that bunch of short sighted, narcissistic, buffoons will do anything and vote for anything that they think will get them re-elected the next election cycle.

Ronald Reagan said it best, ”Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.”

Well said, President Reagan!

For those of you who are beside yourself with your little hearts palpitating waiting on your “stimulus money” I will leave you with one last quote:

“A government that is big enough to give you everything that you want is a government that is big enough to take everything that you have”…

Gerald Ford, 38th President

Welcome to Amerika…comrades!

If anything that I have written offends anyone…GOOD! We should all be offended at what is happening to our great country.

(Publisher’s note: Ron Hood has been a proud resident of Panola county since 1981. Active in community, church and politics and a passionate pro gun rights activist.)