Inadequate securities against tyranny

“The main evil of the present democratic institutions of the united states does not raise … from their weakness, but from their irresistible strength. I am not so much alarmed at the excessive liberty which reigns in that country as at the inadequate securities which one finds there against tyranny.”

— Alexis De Tocqueville
[Alexis Charles Henri Maurice Clerel, le Comte de Tocqueville] (1805-1859) French historian
Source: Democracy in America, 1835
http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/Alexis.De.Tocqueville.Quote.FAE3

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