U.S. is headed for the Third World

To the Editor:

What happened in America on Tuesday is we crossed that imaginary line where those who pay little or no taxes now get to decide who will pay the taxes, how much those taxpayers will pay, how much more free stuff will the government pay for and who gets to enjoy it.

We are now in a period of transition from the “Greatest Country in the World” to a Third World country.

A quote by Alexander Fraser Tytler says, “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.”  — Bob Reinitz, Little Falls