Democracy

Alexander Fraser Tyler, Cycle Of Democracy (1770)

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 the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over…

citizens

An Open Letter to My Republican Friends

Reverse Outsourcing: An Open Letter to My Republican Friends By Ilya Galak (R)   “Not only the wealth, but the independence and security of a country, appear to be materially connected with the prosperity of manufacturers. Every nation, with a view to those great objects, ought to endeavor to possess within itself all the essentials…

Letter from Ukrainian fight zone

This very touching piece was sent to me, a New Yorker resident, by a simple Ukrainian woman by the name Anna Lyashenko-Gracheva. It’s honest as a tear, and is very different from hysterics of the ladies on different TV channels. A new word has appeared in Ukrainians’ everyday vocabulary–‘ATO’, meaning ‘Zone of Anti-Terror Operation’. Anna…