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First Principles: Democracy and Socialism Have Nothing In Common But One Word: equality. But Notice the Difference… Socialism Seeks… Restraint and Servitude

“Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word: equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.” – Alexis de Tocqueville

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Thought For the Day: A Man’s Admiration For Absolute Government Is Proportionate To the Contempt He Feels For Those Around Him

“A man’s admiration for absolute government is proportionate to the contempt he feels for those around him.” – Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859)

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First Principles: Americans Combine Christianity and Liberty So Intimately That It Is Impossible to Conceive One Without the Other

“The Americans combine the notions of Christianity and of liberty so intimately in their minds, that it is impossible to make them conceive the one without the other.” – Alexis de Tocqueville    

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Thought For the Day: The Danger In American Democratic Institutions Is Its Lack of Security Against Tyranny

“The main evil of the present democratic institutions of the united states does not raise, as is often asserted in Europe, from their weakness, but from their irresistible strength. I am not so much alarmed at the excessive liberty which … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Principles Remain In Tact As America Changes

“Two things in America are astonishing: the changeableness of most human behavior and the strange stability of certain principles. Men are constantly on the move, but the spirit of humanity seems almost unmoved.” –  Alexis de Tocqueville A complete copy … Continue reading

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