A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years. Great nations rise and fall. The people go from bondage to spiritual truth, 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 dependence, from dependence back again to bondage.~~ Alexander Titler
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom. ~~ Alexis de Tocqueville
***The Senate Foreign Affairs Committee unanimously approved a bill giving Congress the right to reject any nuclear agreement with Iran. This is great news, and I'll bet Obama is really p*****d off. Good.
The vote was a sign that Congress would not back down on its insistence that lawmakers must have a say if any final deal with Tehran involves the eventual lifting of crippling economic sanctions that Congress levied in 1995.
The bill is now likely to clear both houses in the Republican-controlled Congress. Obama said he would sign it.
The president had threatened to veto the original legislation, but reversed his decision as news of the compromise leaked out — and Corker's earlier remarks that he had enough votes to override any objection.
***What at first was plunder assumed the softer name of revenue. ~Thomas Paine
***Have a great day!