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Barbed wire fences are going up, and there are eight watch towers…. I just can’t see why the government must coop us up after throwing us in the middle of sage country…. If this is democracy, I think I’d rather be under a stern dictatorship. At least I wouldn’t be winding up behind barbed wire fences every time.

Quoted in Werner, Through the Eyes of Innocents, p. 91

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