I've blogged on this before, but it bears repeating every now and then. Over at ConservativeGrapevine, John has a link to an article at Project Liberty explaining the Tytler Cycle, which describes the historical path of democracies, and where America might be on it. Assuming the Pilgrims escaped the religious bondage of England, thus starting America, where do you think we are on that cycle now?
I think we're in the complacency/apathy phase heading quickly toward dependency. The desire for dependency on the part of dumb Americans is why Obama won the election.