Posted by Jeff from d53-172-230.try.wideopenwest.com (184.108.40.206) on Tuesday, November 19, 2002 at 10:35PM :
In Reply to: Re: What do you do when you disagree with the pol posted by panchmaster from pool1192.cvx24-bradley.dialup.earthlink.net (220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, November 19, 2002 at 10:31PM :
: I don't know if it's true, but it makes a good story...Ralph Waldo came to visit Henry in jail and was supposed to have said, "Henry, what are you doing in there"?
: To which Thoreau answered..."Ralph, what are you doing out there"?
: His friends paid his taxes for him and he was forced out of jail. See...if you do what's right, you will be vindicated in time...though the chances are the common folk will want to skin you alive.
I believe it's true because my teacher told us the very same story when we went over Civil Disobedience.... he said that it makes sense considering how emotional, dramatic, and strange the "romantic" writers were.
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