What You May Have Missed
Deseret News editorial
Published: Sunday, Dec. 19 2010 12:00 a.m. MST
In the 1830s, the young French nobleman Alexis de Tocqueville travelled throughout the United States carefully observing its people and its institutions. When explaining the success of America's democratic republic to his countrymen, he commented at length about the critical role played by America's lasting religious devotion. He observed that religion was essential to forming America's democratic "habits of the heart."