Will Rogers on Romans and Pilgrims?

Did Will Rogers really say this? It doesn’t quite work, does it?

The only difference between the Roman gladiators and the Pilgrims was that the Romans used a lion to cut down their native population, and the Pilgrims used a gun.” – April 27, 1930

.. I have images of a gladiator swinging a lion against some Samnite guy …

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