Principles–and Practice

“It is a matter of historical experience that nothing that is wrong in principle can be right in practice.
People are apt to delude themselves on that point, but the ultimate result will always prove the truth of the maxim. A violation of equal rights can never serve to maintain institutions which are founded on equal rights.”

Carl Schurz, United States Secretary, 1878. Quoted by Howard Fast in the “Last Frontier.”

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