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The path that Canadians are on can be described by a quote by Alexander Tyler, (15 October 1747 – 5 January 1813) who was a Scottish advocate, judge, professor and writer. His quote coins the major problem with being able to sustain a democracy. I doubt any Canadian, if they looked around at todays going on, wouldn’t be able to relate to his quote. The following is what he had this to say about the falling of the Athenian Republic some 2000 years ago.

“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 that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury.

From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse over 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, these nations always 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 complacency; From complacency to apathy;
From apathy to dependence; From dependence back into bondage.”

REALITY CHECK 

In my opinion Canada is in complacency phase not far behind Europe that is obviously in the dependence on government state stage. If we want to stop the destructive direction we are headed for and keep any form of democracy we are going have to be very careful on who we vote into government.

Today the Trudeau Liberals have taken the reins of power. Trudeau promised many goodies to voters. Tax breaks for middle-class Canadians was the centre of Trudeau’s promises. Who wouldn’t want a tax break? He also promised a new, tax-free child benefit, allowing Canadians to dip into their RRSPs more, to buy a home, and to reduce EI premiums. Again more goodies for the voters. legalize marijuana right away, was another incentive for all the pot heads to come out to vote. Trudeau also promised to break with Ottawa’s decades-long obsession with balanced budgets and spend more on infrastructure. With all these promises Trudeau got the majority of the house seats because, voters always vote of the candidate who promise the most benefits.

But with all the promises comes the next stage of loose fiscal policy as per ‘Tylers’ quote. Trudeau originally said the deficit would be $9.9 billion in 2016-17, $9.5 billion in 2017-18, $5.7 billion in 2018-2019 and a surplus of $1 billion in 2019-2020. Its going to far from it. Now its evolved to a projected 2016-17 deficit of $29.4 billion, followed by $29 billion in 2017-18, $22.8 billion in 2018-19, $17.7 billion in 2019-20 and $14.3 billion in 2020-21. A fiscal Liberal $90 billion fantasy in the first term.

‘Rome was a greater power than we ever were, but when free bread and circuses became more important to the people than hard work and patriotism, Rome was invaded and looted by the tougher Vandals’.

I imagine back in Rome when anyone tried to warn of the danger ahead they just got scoffed at. No one wanted to hear it. To much free stuff, and they forgot what glued them together, patriotism. Just like Canada today.

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Written by Ken McGregor

January 20, 2017 at 3:48 pm

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