Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Clarence Darrow: On the State

"...the state does nothing except to assist the strong to despoil the weak."

"A vast army of officials, governors, legislators, tax-gatherers, judges, sheriffs, policemen, and the like are maintained by the governing class to...keep the exploited in their place."

"To violate the law is often the highest, most sacred duty that can devolve upon the citizen..."

"If punishment has no effect to diminish or prevent crime, then no danger would be incurred to dismiss our jailers and jurors and close our prison doors."

~Clarence Darrow

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