Democracy extends the sphere of individual freedom, socialism restricts it. Democracy attaches all possible value to each man; socialism makes each man a mere agent , a mere number. Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word: equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.- Alexis de Tocqueville
So the question to ask yourself is this; Do I wish to restrain my fellow man and perhaps drag him down to my level, or do we each work so that others may attain our level and perhaps surpass us?