"Governers in Pennsylvania, Oregon, Vermont, Idaho, and Nebraska vetoed sterilization bills, with the most stinging and wittest rebuke coming from Pennsylvania’s Samuel Pennypacker. Rising to speak at a dinner after his veto, he was roundly greeted with boos, catcalls, and sneering whistles. “Gentlemen, Gentlemen,” He implored, “you forget you owe me a vote of thanks. Didn’t I just veto the bill for the castration of idiots?”"

Mad in America - Robert Whitaker (via rosemaryanne)

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