2016 Presidential Election Major Issues

Discussion in 'Political Discussions' started by wedgar, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. David Kleber - KB3FXI

    David Kleber - KB3FXI Moderator Staff Member

    "It cannot be doubted that, in the United States, the instruction of the people powerfully contributes to the support of a democratic republic; and such must always be the case, I believe, where instruction which awakens the understanding is not separated from moral education which amends the heart. But I by no means exaggerate this benefit, and I am still further from thinking, as so many people do think in Europe, that men can be instantaneously made citizens by teaching them to read and write. True information is mainly derived from experience; and if the Americans had not been gradually accustomed to govern themselves, their book-learning would not assist them much at the present day."
    --Alexis de Tocqueville and the Character of American Education
  2. wedgar

    wedgar Administrator Staff Member Gold Member

    Yep - I agree with you.

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