Sunday, August 14, 2011


‘Bread and Circuses’ is the cancer of democracy, the fatal disease for which there is no cure. Democracy often works beautifully at first. But once a state extends the franchise to every warm body, be he producer or parasite, that day marks the beginning of the end of the state. For when the plebs discover that they can vote themselves bread and circuses without limit and that the productive members of the body politic cannot stop them, they will do so, until the state bleeds to death, or in its weakened condition the state succumbs to an invader—the barbarians enter Rome." - Robert A. Heinlein


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    So is the solution to establish apartheid like South Africa in the 1980's or go straight to the race purity laws of Germany in the 1930's?

    (FYI - Agin seceding from USA. Make too much money milking USA government.)

    Ema Nymton

  2. Dr. Hill, democracy is the divorce of power from responsibility. It is the death of authourity. Those who wield the power of the state can place the burdens of power on the opposition. Once the burdens of government are severed from the powers of government then the powers of government will no longer be self-limiting. A free South must be a republic. The franchise or legislative representation must be weighed according to the burdens of government, primarily taxation.

    Trying to ignore the troll since she is apparently little more than an anti-Southron bigot who subscribes to erroneous stereotypes against Southrons. Some people are so blind to their own hypocrisy.

    Harold Crews