Consider: what could be more American than the principle that every person is to be held accountable for his or her crimes only? Could anything be more un-American than the Second Commandment’s warning that “I Yahweh, thy God, am a jealous god, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation.”? Not even the Common Law would have hung a man because his grandfather had stolen a horse!
— Frank R Zindler
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