First of all I've wanted to throw these thoughts out there for a while now. I'm concerned that the mods will take it badly or that the general direction of the responses may doom this thread to the delete files. SO: if either is the case I will not feel hurt if it mysteriously disappears. I'm presenting a basic philosophical concept here and although it goes to politics it is and I hope will stay clear of being placed at the foot of any particular party. It does however have real potential ramifications for each of us in our interest to be prepared and to be ready to protect ourselves and our families.
Here Goes: I could write a book but will keep it very short and to the point and not try to justify or offer proofs for any of the specific points I'm drawing from. At least not yet.
A true Democracy can only exist when the peoples being governed, and whose votes chose those who are to govern, are of a generally high level of intelligence. When our country was created this was assured by only allowing men of European descent who owned land to vote. As time has gone by we now allow all citizens to vote. This worked pretty well in the 30s up into the 70s but for various reasons the general intelligence level of voters/citizens has declined significantly. (Not going into the why's just stating my beliefs). This said. My real question or feeling is that a true democratic republic form of government is not sustainable. It is and will continue to break down with more and more laws and controls applied on us by fewer and fewer people at the top. Where will this end? How will the transitions take place? Nobody knows for sure but I'm betting it will not be pleasant.
I'm not a gun toting survivalist. Just an old retired concerned citizen more worried about the world for my kids and grand kids than for myself. Although you may rest assured I won't be carried of quietly.