In the government you call civilized, the happiness of the people is constantly sacrificed to the splendour of empires. Hence your codes of criminal and civil laws have their origin; hence your dungeons and prisons. I will not enlarge on an idea so singular in civilized life. Among us we have no prisons.
-- Mohawk leader Thayendanega, aka Joseph Brant, b. 1743 - d. 1807
Monday, April 05, 2010
Posted by Scott Neigh at Monday, April 05, 2010