Capital Punishment in The United Kingdom Abolition

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    I should not regret a fair and full trial of the entire abolition of capital punishment.
    James Madison (1751–1836)

    ... this nation is rotten at the heart, and ... nothing but the most tremendous blows with the sledge-hammer of abolition truth, could ever have broken the false rest which we had taken up for ourselves on the very brink of ruin.
    Angelina Grimké (1805–1879)

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    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    As our boys and men are all expecting to be Presidents, so our girls and women must all hold themselves in readiness to preside in the White House; and in no city in the world can honest industry be more at a discount than in this capital of the government of the people.
    Jane Grey Swisshelm (1815–1884)

    That thing of hell and eternal punishment is the most absurd, as well as the most disagreeable thought that ever entered into the head of mortal man.
    George Berkeley (1685–1753)

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