In the 1830's, Alexis de Tocqueville laid the success of democracy in America at the feet of the Associations.
Among the laws that rule human society there is one which seems to be more precise and clear than all others. If men are to remain civilized or to become so, the art of associating together must grow and improve in the same ratio in which the equality of conditions is increased.
Alexis has cited associations as being the critical catalyst necessary to sustain liberty
Are we, as an association, fulfilling that function today?