of Anarchy Preached
I want to tell Your Honor that it would be much
better if God had not caused this crime to be disclosed; it would be much
better if it had gone unsolved, and these men went unwhipped of justice;
it would not have done near the harm to this community that will be done
if Your Honor, as Chief Justice of this great Court, puts your official
seal of approval upon the doctrines of anarchy preached by Clarence Darrow
as a defense in this case.
Society can endure, the law can endure, if
criminals escape; but if a court such as this court should say that he
believes in the doctrines of Darrow, that you ought not to hang when the
law says you should, a greater blow has been struck to our institutions
than by a hundred, aye, a thousand murders.