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Democracy vs. Socialism - Definition of Equality
Sad Hill News Blog ^ | 09.16.2010 | Sad Hill

Posted on 09/16/2010 7:57:43 AM PDT by Sad Hill

"Democracy extends the sphere of individual freedom, socialism restricts it. Democracy attaches all possible value to each man; socialism makes each man a mere agent a mere number. 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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Alexis (July 29, 1805 – April 16, 1859) was a French political historian best known for, 'Democracy in America' (Two Volumes: 1835 and 1840) and 'The Old Regime and the Revolution' (1856). In both works, he researched the state and effects of the rising 'equality' in western societies.

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1 posted on 09/16/2010 7:57:45 AM PDT by Sad Hill
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To: Sad Hill

A BRILLIANT man who was completely”objective”in his writings about the great “experiment”in self-governance known as America.He warned(however)that it could all fail if(and when) The People found that they could vote themselves aggrandisements from a confiscatory government!


2 posted on 09/16/2010 8:10:17 AM PDT by bandleader
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I’m fairly certain that the reason we are a REPUBLIC is because the founders were very wary of democracy, which is basically mob rule.

Democracy = three lions and one sheep deciding “what’s for dinner.”


3 posted on 09/16/2010 9:02:51 AM PDT by ConradofMontferrat
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To: bandleader
Brilliant indeed, bandleader. Forgot I made this image month's back...apropos?

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4 posted on 09/16/2010 5:58:59 PM PDT by Sad Hill (Sad Hill News)
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