Teton Valley Tea Party

Forms Of Government
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We live in a Republic, not a democracy.

I have two short YouTube movies I hope you will watch...

Government 101-The American Form of Government Explained - 10.5 minutes

The Financial Realities of Different Forms of Government - 7 minutes

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john-quincy-adams.jpg - 1849 BytesRemember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide. John Adams (1735-1826)

airestotle.jpg - 1726 BytesRepublics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotisms. Aristotle (384-322 BC)

plato.jpg - 2033 BytesDictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty. Plato (427-347 BC)

alexander-tytler.pg.jpg - 1697 BytesA democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves money from the public treasure. From that moment on the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most money from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's great civilizations has been two hundred years. These nations have progressed through the following sequence: from bondage to spiritual faith, from spiritual faith to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependency, from dependency back to bondage. Alexander Tytler (1747-1813) (On the fall of Athenian republic)

alexis-de-tocqueville.jpg - 2019 BytesThe American Republic will endure, until politicians realize they can bribe the people with their own money. Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859)