Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Tag: Alexis de Tocqueville
(1805–1859) French political thinker and historian
Democracy and taxes
A democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it.
The logic of the Constitution in two sentences
The attributes of the federal government were carefully defined [in the Constitution], and all that was not included among them was declared to remain to the governments of the individual states. Thus the government of the states remained the rule, and that of the federal government the exception.