How long will our Democracy Last? Although the United States is not a true democracy where simple majority rules, we are a republic with a strong lean towards democracy.
From a historical perspective the average lifespan of a democracy is about 200 years.
Some say between 200 and 250.
Since the Declaration of Independence 1776, the United States is getting “old”…
241 years this July 4th, 2017.
After doing some internet research on “the life-cycle of a democracy”, many of the results return a common timeline as follows:
1. From bondage to spiritual faith
2. From spiritual faith to great courage
3. From courage to liberty
4. From liberty to abundance
5. From abundance to complacency
6. From complacency to apathy
7. From apathy to dependence
8. From dependence back into bondage
The question is, where do you think we are on this timeline?
Looks to me like we’re somewhere between 7 and 8.
Where do you think we’re headed?
Since today is July 4th, rather than simply dishing out a patriotic message I thought that I would consider the state of our nation compared with the historical life cycle of a democracy.
Current events are unfolding that indicate state and local governments are running out of “other people’s money”, and we all know that the federal government is in debt up to its eyeballs… coupled with our evident extreme political differences…
“The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.”
“Hold on, my friends, to the Constitution and to the Republic for which it stands. Miracles do not cluster and what has happened once in 6,000 years, may not happen again. Hold on to the Constitution, for if the American Constitution should fail, there will be anarchy throughout the world.”