Unquestionably, there is progress. The average American now pays out twice as much in taxes as he formerly got in wages.
H. L. Mencken
Sen. Lillian DeHaven: If a cannibal used a knife and fork, would you call that progress?
Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and ... when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress.'
Letter from Birmingham Jail' in Why We Can't Wait 1963
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.