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Quote from Alexis de Tocqueville,

"The electors see their representative not only
as a legislator for the state but also as the
natural protector of local interests in the legislature;
indeed, they almost seem to think that he has a power of attorney
to represent each constituent, and they trust him to be as eager
in their private interests as in those of the country."


Alexis de Tocqueville (more quotes by Alexis de Tocqueville or books by/about Alexis de Tocqueville)

[Alexis Charles Henri Maurice Clerel, le Comte de Tocqueville] (1805-1859) French historian


Democracy in America, 1835


America, Congress, Election, Vote, Representation


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