"Americans are so enamored of equality,
they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom."
Alexis de Tocqueville
[Alexis Charles Henri Maurice Clerel, le Comte de Tocqueville] (1805-1859) French historian
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 -- Logan, Memphis, TN     
     -- Anonymous      
    Not all of us. Just the socialists.
     -- warren, olathe     
    Rights and civil liberties are all that should be equal, the rest needs to be earned.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    Straw man argument. Who decided that was our choice? I think most of us would rather be equal in freedom, don't you?
     -- Joe, North Caldwell, NJ     
    I love that.... Warren's only joking
     -- RobertSRQ     
     -- Anonymous, Colorado Springs      
    I am not interested in slavery under ANY circumstances -- not even if everyone else were equally enslaved. I can't speak for ALL Americans, but none of the ones I know would be either..
     -- Jack, Green, OH     
    i think freedom is worth dieing for, there fore give me liberty or give me death, www.ronpaul2008.com
     -- victor, oliver springs     
    On the money when it comes to th public school system.
     -- immigrant (legal), Des Moines     
    Socialism will give us equality in slavery. All except the rulers of course.
     -- warren, olathe     
     -- Anonymous      
    those who do not like this quote, do NOT understand it. Hear! Hear!
     -- L. Wall, Anaheim Hills     
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