Monday November 12, 2012

Chris Dutil mentioned an Alexis de Tocqueville quote in expressing disapproval of Barack Obama’s re-election as president ("America failed morality test," letter, Nov. 9). The quote read, "America is great because America is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America ceases to be great."

I think it’s quite contradictory to quote a man who was for democracy and thought of it as "an equation brought together by liberty and equality."

LANCE MADEWELL

Pittsfield