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Another important fact is, that the township of New England is so constituted as to
excite the warmest of human affections, without arousing the ambitious passions
of the heart of man. The officers of the county are not elected, and their authority ...
It remains to be shown in what manner this power, which regulates the laws, acts:
its propensities and its passions remain to be pointed out, as well as the secret
springs which retard, accelerate, or direct its irresistible course; and the effects of
In America politics are discussed with animation and a varied activity, but they
rarely touch those deep passions which are excited whenever the positive
interest of a part of the community is impaired: but in the United States the
interests of the ...
... and the more permanent propensities of democracy, because in Europe two
conflicting principles exist, and we do not know what to attribute to the principles
themselves, and what to refer to the passions which they bring into collision.
New wants are not to be feared, since they can be satisfied without difficulty ; the
growth of human passions need not be dreaded, since all passions may find an
easy and a legitimate object : nor can men be put in possession of too much ...
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The social state of these tribes differed also in many respects from all that was seen in the Old World. They seemed to have multiplied freely in the midst of their deserts, without coming in contact with other races more civilized than their own.