Oh please. After AS called you out on the bogus quote (which is a popular misattribution, so don’t pretend that you were “quoting from memory”), you said:
> BS. I’m looking at my copy of “Democracy in America” and my quote (from memory) is essentially correct and found in the section he calls, “Philosophical Method of the Americans.”
So then the entire text of “Philosophical Method of the Americans” was posted, without that quote (or anything like it) present anywhere in the chapter, and you started saying there was a leftist conspiracy to hide the quote.
This is a joke.
> You and AS both went further than saying the quote was attributed to the wrong author, you both claimed that Tocqueville never said anything like that.
> The reason Tocqueville is frequently credited with various versions of that axiom is precisely because he conveyed these flaws about Democracies in great detail, I quoted just 2 examples but there are many more.
Your quotes are no where near the original quote misattributed to Tocqueville. If you can attribute the quote to Tocqueville because he warned about excessive political liberty, then I can (equally absurdly) attribute the quote to Plato.
So now the burden of proof isn’t on the person quoting someone to show that he or she said a certain quote, but on others to prove he or she didn’t say it? I don’t think you get how this works.