“A DEMOCRACY IS ALWAYS TEMPORARY IN NATURE”

Filed under: Uncategorized — tkm March 18, 2007 @ 0:0 am

About the time our original 13 states adopted their new constitution, Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh, had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years prior:

“A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes 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.”

“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:

1. From bondage to spiritual faith;
2. From spiritual faith to great courage;
3. From courage to liberty;
4. From liberty to abundance;
5. From abundance to complacency;
6. From complacency to apathy;
7. From apathy to dependence;
8. From dependence back into bondage”

OPEN THE GOVERNMENT.ORG

Filed under: SUNSHINE LAWS,Uncategorized — tkm March 17, 2007 @ 11:0 am

Sunshine Week 2007: March 11-17 

CLICK: http://www.sunshineweek.org//

Concerned that our government keeps from the American public information that we need to make our families safe, secure our country and strengthen democracy, a broad-based set of organizations formed Open the Government .org

CLICK: http://www.openthegovernment.org/

SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Filed under: Meetings,Uncategorized — tkm March 15, 2007 @ 0:0 am

CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL BUDGET MEETING
Thursday, March 15, 2007 @ 0600pm
2nd floor, City Building

Get involved!

GET INVOLVED

Filed under: SUNSHINE LAWS,Uncategorized — tkm March 14, 2007 @ 9:0 am

“Sunshine” Week 

Citizens can get involved and provide pertinent information to the public on:

CLICK: CCG Roundtable

Get involved your community needs you.

Teresa

“SUNSHINE LAWS” & Public Records

Filed under: SUNSHINE LAWS,Uncategorized — tkm March 12, 2007 @ 0:0 am

“The rule in Ohio is that public records are the people’s records, and that the officials in whose custody they happen to be are merely trustees for the people; therefore anyone may inspect such records at any time, subject only to the limitation that such inspection does not endanger the safety of the record, or unreasonably interfere with the discharge of the duties of the officer having custody of the same.”

~ Patterson v. Ayers (1960), 171 Ohio St. 369, 371, 171 N.E.2d508, 509.

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