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"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
[Alexis Charles Henri Maurice Clerel, le Comte de Tocqueville] (1805-1859) French historian
Democracy in America, 1835

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