Sure democracies destroy themselves, We were a constitutional republic. The industrialists killing competition (still in power), the Fed in 1913 and FDR changed all that in 1930 for the worse. http://www.texemarrs.com/082010/baku_oil_fiel...<quoted text>
The Mythical Alexander Tyler and His Theory of Democracy
The average age of the worlds greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence:
From bondage to spiritual faith;
From spiritual faith to great courage;
From courage to liberty;
From liberty to abundance;
From abundance to complacency;
From complacency to apathy;
From apathy to dependence;
From dependence back into bondage.
A democracy is always temporary in nature: it simple cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority will always vote for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy,(which is) always followed by a dictatorship.
``Competition is a sin.''-John D. Rockefeller