Democracy, stages, big government. Where are We? Freedom Leadership.

The first list “Stages of a Democracy” has been attributed to Alexander Fraser Tytler.  There are debates over who originally said this and that it was actually combined from two people.  That is not what this post is about.  I believe the information regardless of the author is valid and I would like people to contemplate the consequences of the path we are on.   We have been on this course for awhile, but we as a country, if we want to keep our freedoms must reverse the course.

“The American Constitution – A Republic if You can Keep It.  This is a great article by ORRIN WOODWARD, leadership guru, mentor, LIFE Coach, and Best Selling Author.

In a speech by Henning Prentis Jr. in 1943,
Paradoxically enough, the release of initiative and enterprise made possible by popular self-government ultimately generates disintegrating forces from within. Again and again after freedom has brought opportunity and some degree of plenty, the competent become selfish, luxury-loving and complacent, the incompetent and the unfortunate grow envious and covetous, and all three groups turn aside from the hard road of freedom to worship the Golden Calf of economic security.

Attributed to Alexander Fraser Tytler,
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 that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes 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.

  • 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

another model.

  • corruption, oppression, totalitarianism, pain and misery
  • courage, responsibility, revolution, civil war
  • liberty, growth, abundance
  • selfishness, complacency, fiscal irresponsibility
  • apathy, dependency, fiscal and moral bankruptcy
  • back to step 1

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves”.  Abraham Lincoln

I believe TEAM and LIFE will be a factor in whether we can stop the slide of the United States.  We will not go down without a fight.

God Bless and Lead On

Entitlement- NOT in a Leaders Vocabulary.

en·ti·tle·ment

Function: noun
Date: 1942

1 a : the state or condition of being entitled : right b : a right to benefits specified especially by law or contract.
2 : a government program providing benefits to members of a specified group; also : funds supporting or distributed by such a program.
3 : belief that one is deserving of or entitled to certain privileges from.

Please read story by ORRIN WOODWARD, Leadership Guru, Mentor, and Life Coach.

Bird Feeders & Individual Responsibility

Best line from the Encyclopaedia Britannica.  Generally, the granting of government assistance to individuals as mandated by law or by need.  Recipients of such assistance may be entitled to it by virtue of their status, without otherwise having to qualify for it.

Entitlement mentality is a cancer in our great country. The Federal and State Governments are giving more and more handouts while entitlement programs like Medicare and Medicaid are virtually bankrupt.  We are at the fork in the road, we can continue down the entitlement road and bankrupt our country,  or we can do the right thing and be accountable for our own results.  There is a great saying, “If it is to be, it is up to me”.