January 14, 2023 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm #2156369SQUARE_ROOTParticipant
“If the Government is big enough to give you everything you want,
it is big enough to take away everything you have.”
FROM: If Elected by John F. Parker (page 193) year 1960 CEJanuary 15, 2023 4:44 am at 4:44 am #2156425☕️coffee addictParticipant
The problem is that the people that think that the government will give them everything they want won’t take away everything they have, they’ll only take away “from the rich”January 15, 2023 2:33 pm at 2:33 pm #2156529Always_Ask_QuestionsParticipant
coffee, this is why democracy was not considered a viable system until recently. People with chochma need to establish guiderails for people to limit their collective greed.January 15, 2023 8:41 pm at 8:41 pm #2156599mentsch1Participant
Or as was said 200 yrs ago
Two centuries ago, a somewhat obscure Scotsman named Tytler made this profound observation: “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury.January 15, 2023 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm #2156640Always_Ask_QuestionsParticipant
at the end, people are usually in charge: according to a Midrash, Pharaoh first resisted persecuting Jews but succumbed to popular pressure; Jews did not go to EY because of popular outcry; and Hitler, Stalin, and Putin depended on popular madness that they carefully cultivated.January 17, 2023 1:59 pm at 1:59 pm #2157121n0mesorahParticipant
Quick quote from your late night cable news channel:
If you think that the big monster in the closet is scary, just imagine big monsters on capitol hill. Now go bed. Capitol hill is closed at night.January 17, 2023 4:31 pm at 4:31 pm #2157192☕️coffee addictParticipant
That’s only sometimes, sometimes they pass a bill in the middle of the nightJanuary 17, 2023 6:27 pm at 6:27 pm #2157238n0mesorahParticipant
TO: coffee addict
I vanquished a troll!
On those nights cable news channels modify their programming accordingly.
Not yet worthy of a subtitle.
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