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Alexis de Tocqueville
"As one digs deeper into the national character of the Americans, one sees that they have sought the value of everything in this world only in the answer to this single question: how much money will it bring in?"
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"The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money."
"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."
"Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom."
"A democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it."
"The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults."
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