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Monday, September 21, 2015

Sounds familiar.

The events of the fifties [1850s] offered a telling demonstration that the attitudes of various groups in a society toward upholding the law is in direct proportion to their approval or disapproval of the law which is to be upheld.

--David M. Potter, The Impending Crisis: 1848-1861 (New York: Harper & Row, 1976), p. 296.

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