Saturday, October 29, 2016
Is It Too Late For the U.S.?
When the 2016 election is over, what type of government will we have here in the U.S.? Will our so-called democracy be turned into an anarchy or are we already an aristocracy that has turned into an oligarchy? If so, what should be done and by whom? History has shown that there are six types of government of which there are three considered good ones and three considered bad ones. The good ones are principality, aristocracy and the democracy. Individually, none of these will last as the principality can easily become tyranny, an aristocracy can become an oligarchy, and a democracy can turn into an anarchy. There is no remedy capable of preventing one of the good governments from slipping into its contrary because of the similarity that exists in this case between the virtue and the vice--and human nature of some individuals. Today, the U.S. stands at a crossroad. Will we fail like other governments before us or will we be able to rise above the fray--or is it too late? As more and more people become aware of how our government and corporations have stacked the odds against the 99 percent, they are rising up and fighting against the destuction of what most of us hold dear: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness--and a government that works for the people not the corporations. When all three of the good types of government were used at the same time, when each type could keep an eye on the other. The longest form of government to last was by Sparta, its leader, Lycurgus, established the laws for Sparta and created a state using all three good types of government which lasted 800 years. Will we, here in the U.S., last 800 years with the way we are going? "America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves," Abraham Lincoln