Friday, October 14, 2016

Statement to the Court, excerpt



Your honor, years ago I recognized my kinship with all living things, and I made up my mind that I was not one bit better than the meanest on the earth.
I said then and I say now, that while there is a lower class, I am in it;
while there is a criminal element, I am of it;
while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.

–Eugene Debs
Upon Being Convicted of Violating the Sedition Act,
September 18, 1918


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