Equality

091222 at 4:31 pm 2 comments

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.

-Tocqueville

-mahalo to AW of Hawaii Free Press for introducing me to Alexis de Tocqueville
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  • 1. dancingczars  |  091223 at 11:22 am

    Let us not forget that we are still a Republic. Therefore the majority wins but the rights of the minority are protected. This of course will be one of the first things to go if they can hook up with the UN. These people are totally incompetent.

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    • 2. hepsy  |  091224 at 10:09 am

      Yep, according to Article IV section 4 of our Constitution, every State in our Union is guaranteed a Republican Form of Government. (Unless Executive Order or Congress changed that, too.)

      I didn’t nit-pick definitions. “Representative Republic and Socialist Regime have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while Representative Republic seeks equality in liberty, Socialist Regime seeks equality in restraint and servitude” could have worked, too, but that’s rather verbose.

      Democracy is a “political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them,” according to Princeton’s definitions. They define socialism as a “political theory advocating state ownership of industry.” Both are presented as philosophies rather than governments.

      Mahalo for your comment, and have a very Merry Christmas!
      aloha

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