November 3, 2003

The Minnesota Crime Commission wrote:

Every baby starts life as a little savage. He is completely selfish and self-centered. He wants what he wants when he wants it: his bottle, his mother's attention, his playmate's toys, his uncle's watch, or whatever. Deny him these and he seethes with rage and aggressiveness which would be murderous were he not so helpless. He's dirty, he has no morals, no knowledge, no developed skills. This means that all children, not just certain children but all children, are born delinquent. If permitted to continue in their self-centered world of infancy, given free reign to their impulsive actions to satisfy each want, every child would grow up a criminal, a thief, a killer, a rapist.


  1. I AM SORRY.

    I do not know where this quote came from. If you are trying to find the source, I just heard it from my pastor one Sunday.

  2. As we speak, I have an intern of mine flipping through the Report itself... We'll see whether it's there...!

  3. If you find out... let me know!

  4. This report was printed in the Journal of the American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology 18, no. 1(May 1927) as written in the Minnesota Crime Commission Report of 1926, which was commissioned by then Governor Theodore Christianson.

    1. January 1927 Minnesota Crime report! This report in full is 77 pages long!

  5. Yes! Finally an answer to this question!

  6. January 1926 Minnesota Crime report! this report in full is 77 pages long!

  7. January 1926 Minnesota Crime report! T
    his report in full is 77 pages long!

  8. I heard Ravi Zachriah quoting it in one of the sermons


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