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Will Voters Resist Repeating the Errors of History?

Past and Future

We all have heard the cliches about history repeating itself - and understanding the past is the key to understanding the future. It is sometimes an unfortunate reality, but perhaps we need to look at how human behaviors shape this repeating history. Alexander Tytler was a Scottish advocate, judge, writer, and historian who served as Professor of Universal History and Greek and Roman Antiquities at the University of Edinburgh. Tyler lived at the same time as the American founding fathers and described a repeating cycle in history. Tyler found that democratic societies went through this same cycle again and again and that the cycle lasted roughly 200 years each time. The idea states that democracy is temporary in nature. It isn't

Biden Suddenly Flushed With Cash, But Where Did It Really Come From?

Act Blue money

In the vein that money is speech, one needs to have a discussion on campaign financing. Who and where is campaign financing coming from in our elections. Less than a year ago, there was a narrative that the Democratic National Committee (DNC) was about to go bankrupt. Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton decried the DNC as a "bankrupt" organization and warned that Democrats are going to be "outgunned, outspent, and out-lied" in the upcoming election." What a difference a year makes. Suddenly the headlines read: Politico - "Biden Posts stunning monthly cash haul:$365 million." CBS - "Joe Biden shatters record with $ 364.5 million hauls in August." NYT - "Biden expected to surpass $ 300 million raised in August." ABC - "Joe Biden and DNC

Tytler Cycle of Freedom – Where are We?

Tytler Democracy Cycle

Alexander Tytler was a Scottish advocate, judge, writer, and historian who served as Professor of Universal History, and Greek and Roman Antiquities at the University of Edinburgh. Tyler lived at the same time as the American founding fathers and described a repeating cycle in history. Tyler found that democratic societies went through this same cycle again and again and that the cycle lasted roughly 200 years each time. The idea states that democracy is temporary in nature. It is difficult to exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the