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

Alexis de Tocqueville Quote

“Americans are so enamored of equality, they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.”

Alexis de TocquevilleAlexis de Tocqueville
~ Alexis de Tocqueville

Ratings and Comments

warren, olathe

Not all of us. Just the socialists.

J Carlton, Calgary

Rights and civil liberties are all that should be equal, the rest needs to be earned.

Joe, North Caldwell, NJ

Straw man argument. Who decided that was our choice? I think most of us would rather be equal in freedom, don't you?


I love that.... Warren's only joking

Jack, Green, OH

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..

victor, oliver springs

i think freedom is worth dieing for, there fore give me liberty or give me death,

immigrant (legal), Des Moines

On the money when it comes to th public school system.

warren, olathe

Socialism will give us equality in slavery. All except the rulers of course.

L. Wall, Anaheim Hills

those who do not like this quote, do NOT understand it. Hear! Hear!


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