- Realism about the prospects for reform in America
I don't know of any reason why civil society of some sort should not persist on the North American continent more or less than anywhere else. However, this is a time when, so far as reform is concerned, that each and every one of us be more concerned with setting our own houses in order than in reforming the body politic. That would be a waste of time.
- Jury Nullification, Your Secret Civil Right