Which candidate performed the ultimate flip-flop on the war on terrorism, homeland security, the Sept. 11 commission, nation building, weapons of mass destruction, oil prices, gay marriage, free trade, campaign finance reform and the fictitious link between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaida?
Hint: It isn't Kerry.
Most of sobering of all is the included quote by Alexander Tyler in 1778:
"A 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 prosmising the most money from the public treasury, with the result that democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy followed by a dictatorship. The average of the world's greatest civilizations has been two hundred years. These nations have progressed through the following sequence: from bondage to spiritual faith, from spritual 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."
[Thanks to D.C. for this.]