Friday, July 4, 2008

Alexis de Tocqueville quotations

Stolen from Tea At Trianon.

~A democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it.

~All those who seek to destroy the liberties of a democratic nation ought to know that war is the surest and shortest means to accomplish it.

~America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.

~Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.

~In America the majority raises formidable barriers around the liberty of opinion; within these barriers an author may write what he pleases, but woe to him if he goes beyond them.

~The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.

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