"In the Jim Crow South, for example, government failed and indeed refused to protect blacks from extra-legal violence. Given our history, it's stunning we fail to question those who would force upon us a total reliance on the state for defense."
Robert J. Cottrol
Professor at Rutgers School of Law and George Washington University, member of the ACLU and the NAACP
A Liberal Democrat’s Lament, The American Enterprise, 1999.