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I was pleased by these characteristics of a democratic government; and I was
struck by the manly independence of the citizens, who respect the office more
than the officer, and who are less attached to the emblems of authority than to the
RESPECT FOR THE LAW IN THE UNITED STATES. * z. Respect of the
Americans for the law.—Parental affection which they entertain for it.—Personal
interest of every one to increase the authority of the law. It is not always feasible
to consult ...
ceasing to love and honor the lawgiver. The Americans entertain the same
opinion with respect to the majority. The moral power of the majority is founded
upon yet another principle, which is, that the interests of the many are to be
preferred to ...
INDIRECT INFLUENCE OF RELIGIOUS OPINIONS UPON PoliticAL soci RTY IN
THE UNITED STATES. Christian morality common to all sects.—Influence of
religion upon the manners of the Americans.—Respect for the marriage tie.—In
IMPORTANCE OF WHAT PRECEDES WITH RESPECT TO THE • * STATE OF
EUROPE. It may readily be discovered with what intention I undertook the
foregoing inquiries. The question here discussed is interesting not only to the
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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.