The Life Cycle of a Nation

November 3rd, 2008  

Our Founding Fathers were collectively the brightest, wealthiest, and most powerful men of their era. They risked everything they had by declaring their independence from what was, at that time, the greatest military and economic power in the world.

Quite frankly, we have not had such intellect, innovation, and “testicular fortitude” at the helm of our country since then, and I believe will never see men of such strong backbone in our government again.

Just over 200 years later, England is a shadow of its past world dominance and the United States has fallen so far away from the country our forefathers created for us that they would shed tears of dismay if they could walk among us today.

History provides a road map of where the US is heading…

Is our demise inevitable?

No, but ONLY if we study the past and make the difficult, yet proper, decisions to prevent history from repeating itself in our country as it has done with every group of people before us, from every culture imaginable.

Consider this:

About the time our original thirteen states adopted their new constitution in 1787, Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh, 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 age of the world’s greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years.’

‘During those 200 years, those nations always progressed through the following sequence:

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.

So WHERE are we, citizens of the United States in the historically proven Life Cycle of Nations?

Professor Joseph Olson of Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, points out some interesting facts concerning the 2000  Presidential election:

  • Number of States won by Democrats: 19, Republicans: 29
  • Square miles of land won by Democrats: 580,000, Republicans: 2,427,000
  • Population of counties won by Democrats: 127 million, Republicans: 143  million
  • Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by Democrats: 13.2, Republicans: 2.1

Professor Olson adds: ‘In aggregate, the map of the territory  Republicans won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of this great country. Democrat territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in government-owned tenements and living off various forms of government welfare…’

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.

So now we have another election that could place the Office of the President, the Senate, and the House of Representatives into the hands of the Democratic Party.

Should this happen, the Democrats will be allowed to run unchecked, ramming down our throats all of their democratic ideals such as massive gun control, free health care for the poor, amnesty for illegal immigrants, and excessive regulation and taxation of small businesses to pay for their big government as they  “share the wealth” at the expense of those making the wealth, through an endless source of new entitlement programs.

So WHERE are we, citizens of the United States in the historically proven Life Cycle of Nations?

The Presidential Election of Tuesday, November 4, 2008 will tell us.

Should we, as a people, be so foolish enough to elect a Democrat for president and place control of the Senate and the House of Representative into the hands of the Democrats as well, then we will rapidly accelerate our descent back into bondage.

Again, the Life Cycle of Nations is proven over thousands of years.  The only way we can avoid the inevitable fall of the USA is to recognize the historic path we are following and make the difficult, but needed, decisions to turn our country around by once again placing our emphasis on individual responsibility and liberty rather than government bailouts and entitlements for the masses.

Yes, I know there are Democrats who own guns, attend Front Sight and subscribe to my e-mail newsletters. Your support of Front Sight is appreciated.

However, with all of the issues surrounding this election, there is really only ONE issue that is the Litmus Test of Freedom and that issue is GUNS IN THE HANDS OF FREE MEN.

Without guns (the same guns the government has) in the hands of the citizenship, we cannot remain free.

With guns in our hands, we can NEVER be placed back into bondage. Our Founding Fathers knew this and so do our modern politicians.

McCain is no hero of gun owners and the Second Amendment.

However, Barack Hussein Obama and Joe “Assault Weapons Ban” Biden are notorious enemies of gun owners and the freedom a gun in your hand guarantees.

Anyone who owns a gun should understand this:  Ultimately, your freedom and your ability to protect your family rests in keeping your gun in YOUR hands and not the hands of the government.  There are 80 million gun owners in this country.  Collectively, if we voted the Litmus Test of Freedom, we could control America’s destiny.

For this reason and this reason alone, for ALL 80 million gun owners there is really only one choice on November 4 and that choice is Sarah Palin.

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Dr. Ignatius Piazza
Founder and Director
Front Sight Firearms Training Institute

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