Quotation by Eugene V. Debs

While there is a lower class, I am in it; while there is a criminal element, I am of it; and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.
Eugene V. Debs (1855–1926), U.S. trade unionist. Speech, June 16, 1913, from the dock at Canton, Ohio.

Debs was defending himself against charges of violating the 1917 Espionage Act.
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