Definition of a Stupid Frog:
It is common knowledge that a frog will not allow itself to be boiled intentionally. If you throw a frog into a pot of boiling water, it will jump out. On the other hand, if you throw a frog into a pot of cold water, then slowly turn up the heat, it will boil and die! A stupid frog is one that allows itself to slowly boil or in the case of Americans losing their freedoms, slowly become a subject of the ever increasing power of the government.
A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years.
Great nations rise and fall. The people go from bondage to spiritual truth, 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 dependence, from dependence back again to bondage.
(Often attributed to Scottish historian, Sir Alexander Frasier Tytler, Circa 1801)