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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. Alexis de Tocqueville

Nyretiree 2012/09/20 03:04:05
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Alexis Tocqueville of Cannes, France was 53 years old when he died 16 April 1859 yet he had an insight to American politics that few possess today. The above quote came 76 years before President Franklin D. Roosevelt enacted the Social Security Act in 1935. The act, which was amended in 1939, established a number of programs designed to provide aid to various segments of the population. Unemployment compensation and AFDC (originally Aid to Dependent Children) are two of the programs that still exist today.

Are the American people being bribed as Tocqueville predicted or is this appropriate societal evolution?
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  • maquignon 2012/09/20 06:10:11
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    Tocqueville was absolutely correct and we are close. I hope it is not too late. Barack Obama is the epitome of evil.
  • Dale 2012/09/20 03:14:19
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    Put that thought with a couple of Franklin's(Ben) and a bunch of Jefferson's(Thomas) and your will find yourself in the toilet you are in today.

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