Source: Southern Law Review
Source type: journal
Document type: editorial
Document title: none
Date of publication: October 1901
Volume number: 1
Issue number: 5
|[untitled]. Southern Law Review Oct. 1901 v1n5: pp. 391-92.|
|McKinley assassination (personal response); presidential assassination (legal penalties); William McKinley (mourning).|
Any attempt against the life of the President should be punished with death. It is a far graver offense than an assault upon any other person, because it is a blow aimed at him as the head of the nation. The American People are in the humor to grant to Congress whatever power may be needed to deal fully with this subject, and also with those who teach and practice the principles of anarchy.
The South, in common with the other sections of our Country, feels a deep sense of bereavement, for a great and a good man has been taken from us. He, probably more than any  other man among the leaders of his party, felt for us, and appreciated the trying circumstances of our peculiar position. There were others to say hard things about us, but he never did. The South mourns for him with genuine sorrow.