I have paid no poll-tax for six years. I was put into a jail once on this account, for one

I have paid no poll-tax for six years. I was put into a jail once on this account, for one night; and, as I stood considering the walls of solid stone, two or three feet thick_ the door of wood and iron, a foot thick, and the iron grating which strained the light, I could not being struck with the foolishness of that institution which treated me as if were mere flesh and blood and bones, to be locked up. How does this excerpt best support Thoreau’s argument?

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