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Source: Paterson Evening News
Source type: newspaper
Document type: editorial
Document title: none
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Paterson, New Jersey
Date of publication: 7 September 1901
Volume number: 45
Issue number: 56
Pagination: 4

[untitled]. Paterson Evening News 7 Sept. 1901 v45n56: p. 4.
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McKinley assassination (personal response); presidential assassination (laws against).
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     THE Constitution forbids cruel and inhuman punishments. But no punishment can be too cruel for the scoundrel who assails the majesty of the people of the United States by assaulting their chief magistrate. It is a pity that the mob were not allowed to crush the scoundrelís life out on the spot. There must be a law enacted that makes even an attempt on the life of the President of the United States a high crime. It is treason to the people, and its punishment should be both cruel and inhuman enough to deter its future commission.



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