Only Once In 6,000 Years
In the 6,000 years of recorded human history various versions of governments have risen and fallen over and over again. Only once in human history was a government formed that was based on self-governing by the people to be governed. Only once in 6,000 years was a government formed with the guaranteed right of each individual to pursue life, liberty, and happiness. Only once in the existence of humankind was a government created that intentionally limited the power of government rather than limit the power of the people being governed.
We’ve all heard the concept that the road to hell is paved with good intentions
“If an angel should be winged from Heaven, on an errand of mercy to our country, the first accents that would glow on his lips would be, Beware! Be cautious! You have everything to lose; nothing to gain. We live under the only government that ever existed which was framed by the unrestrained and deliberate consultations of the people. Miracles do not cluster. That which has happened but once in six thousand years cannot be expected to happen often. Such a government, once gone, might leave a void, to be filled, for ages, with revolution and tumult, riot and despotism.”
~ Daniel Webster