Principium Volume I, Book 5, Quote 560, 564, 570

560. (11-26-2009) (This is what the books, “The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America” and “Brainwashing” both discuss, and here we see it clearly explained by Alexis.)ATJ If republican principles are to perish in America, they can only yield after a laborious social process, often interrupted, and as often resumed; they will have many apparent revivals, and will not become totally extinct until an entirely new people shall have succeeded to that which now exists. (Think about how the schools turn out so many students that know nothing of their country. How are they to protect their own rights when they do not even understand them or their government.)ATJ

- Alexis de Toqueville – Democracy in America, 1835


564. (11-27-2009) Men will not accept truth at the hands of their enemies, and truth is seldom offered to them by their friends….

- Alexis de Toqueville – Democracy in America, 1835


570. (12-5-2009) It can hardly be believed how many facts naturally flow from the philosophical theory of the indefinite perfectibility of man, or how strong an influence it exercises even on men who, living entirely for the purpose of action and not of thought, seem to conform their actions to it, without knowing anything about it.

- Alexis de Toqueville – Democracy in America, 1840

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