Democracy in America

posted Jan 18, 2016, 6:13 AM by Jean-Paul Tertocha
  I am reading Democracy in America, by Alexis de Tocqueville.  Written in 1835.  The fellow states in the preface, it is a report on America without judgement.  This guy made some brilliant deductions about American Democracy. This book should be used in schools.
   The liberals would hate him.  For instance, he states that religion is a driving force in Democracy.  Because when religion became popular, no matter what a persons stature in society was, if they entered the church, all became equal.  And he stated that was the start of the downfall of feudalism and the rise of Democracy.  
  He also sees Democracy in America as a continuing event that will never reach an end as it constantly is improving and working out difficulties.  The fact is, Democracy is working quite well in America today.  We got lazy and allowed an elitist group into the federal system.   But the problem has been identified and corrections are being made.  Remember, America is a HUGE dynamic system where a lot of errors have crept into the algorithm. It will take many years to correct.  I think it will make us stronger in the long run, as throughout it's history, American tribulations have usually STRENGTHENED the country, not the opposite.
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