Name: Ben Kahn: "This is a rich man's war and we have no business in it; they talk about Hooverism--it's a joke. Nobody pays any attention to it. It don't amount to anything; The Lusitania was warned not to sail. They were carrying munitions and wheat over to the Allies. The poor man has no show in this war. The soldiers are fighting the battles of the rich."

For these words, Mr. Kahn was sentenced to prison, and ended up serving 34 months. Follow the link for 40 more examples of people who were sent to prison for sedition. It seems that they will all now be granted posthumous pardons, but they should never have been charged in the first place.


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