Saturday, September 18, 2004

Quotable Mae West -- and other wits

On Wednesday February 9, 1927, Broadway actress Mae West was a victim of false arrest and false imprisonment in New York, the city where she was born and where Mae West launched her career in vaudeville when she was a child (6 years old) in 1899.
These quotations show the viewpoints of some notable personalities about JUSTICE and the LAW in the United States.
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JUDGE: Are you trying to show contempt for this court?

MAE WEST: I was doin' my best to hide it.
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A jury consists
of twelve persons
chosen to decide
who has the better lawyer.
ROBERT FROST
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Criminal lawyer.
Or is that redundant?
WILL DURST
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Under a government which
imprisons any unjustly,
the true place for a just man
is also a prison . . .
the only house in a slave State
in which a free man
can abide with honor.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU

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Government is like fire.
If it is kept within bounds and
under the control of the people,
it contributes to the welfare of all.
But if it gets out of place,
if it gets too big and out of control,
it destroys the happiness
and even the lives of the people.
HAROLD E. STASSEN
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They call it
the Halls of Justice
because the only place
you get justice is
in the halls.
LENNY BRUCE

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