A great friend of mine reminded me of this quote : 1835. Alexis De Tocqueville, author of Democracy in America, warned of this day when he wrote: "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money."

6:49 PM ยท Aug 13, 2021

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That is epic.
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of course, millions of Americans were being literally enslaved when he wrote this, some "Republic"
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What does that have to do with the sentiment the quote is conveying?
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Politics is all about bribing people though. Tax cuts are bribing the rich, tax increases are bribing the poor. Etc โ€ฆ
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thats not something tocqueville said, wrote or would've agreed with
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Look up North, Tracy... @chigrl
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I am north and it is frightening
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