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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-07-09 09:22 PM
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The prescience of Alexis de Tocqueville.....
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"The American Republic will endure, until politicians realize they can bribe the people with their own money."

Too late? :scared:

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  -The prescience of Alexis de Tocqueville..... marmar  Jun-07-09 09:22 PM   #0 
  - Facinating thinker  texastoast   Jun-07-09 09:31 PM   #1 
  - From bondage... to liberty... to abundance... to complacency... back to bondage.  NYC_SKP   Jun-07-09 09:33 PM   #2 
  - Careful with that stuff -- some of those smell like right-wing talking points...  burning rain   Jun-07-09 09:48 PM   #4 
  - Its "original source" isn't uncertain; it's a pro-Bush/anti-Gore email that was sent around in 2000.  Occam Bandage   Jun-07-09 09:53 PM   #6 
     - The snopes debunking seems to have more to do with the statistics and other parts  NYC_SKP   Jun-07-09 10:00 PM   #7 
        - If not made up specifically for the Bushie email, it was made up for a similar purpose.  Occam Bandage   Jun-07-09 10:07 PM   #8 
        - Others have looked into it. It may go back as far as 1959.  NYC_SKP   Jun-07-09 10:24 PM   #10 
        - they do that  Enrique   Jun-07-09 10:31 PM   #11 
  - this is a favorite of wingnuts...  roseBudd   Jun-07-09 09:44 PM   #3 
  - Spoonerisms & their like bubble up eternal.  burning rain   Jun-07-09 09:50 PM   #5 
  - so what are the modern day bribes being offered? nt  votingupstart   Jun-07-09 10:17 PM   #9 
  - "In a Democracy, the people get the government they deserve"  Oregone   Jun-07-09 11:21 PM   #12 

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