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To the Editor:

Sadly, today's Millennials' misplaced sense of entitlement have them believing socialism is the answer, thus the big attraction for Bernie and the left-leaning Democratic party (although even a cursory check of modern-day Venezuela over the past ten years should be an eye-opener.) The workers can support the shirkers for just so long...and then there are no workers.

This, from Dr. David Jeremiah, explains it well:

"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves money from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most money from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by dictatorship."

"The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years. These nations have 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 selfishness, from selfishness to complacency, from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependency and from dependency back to bondage." This was written 200 years ago by Professor Alexander Tyler about the fall of the Athenian Republic more than 2,000 years earlier.

Elene Chase

Chester, N.Y.



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