It is better to kill one hundred innocents than to let one guilty person go.We, the truly rational, tolerate the long and drawn out appeals process for death penalty cases, as frustrating as it is, because we want to be certain that we will not put an innocent person to death. The self appointed masters, when they're in absolute power, simply don't care. The fact of the matter is that the only crime to those who value power is simple disobedience. To perceive and think as a proper rational person is fundamentally toxic to the masters. And reason must be suppressed by any means necessary. We the living believe in justice. The masters on the other hand, don't care how high the pile of human corpses is as long as they're firmly seated on top.
-- Dolores Ibarruri ("La Pasionaria"), Spanish Communist