Monday, December 16, 2013
Presidential Quotes (11 of 16): Rutherford B. Hayes, a Forgotten Man
Hayes (1822-93; president from 1877-1881), did have a better fate than his successor, President James Garfield, who was the second of four American presidents to be assasinated.
Here is a quote from Hayes, which those of us who are capital punishment opponents can identify with:
"One of the tests of the civilization of people is the treatment of its criminals."
http://www.vadp.org (Virginians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty)*
Both the Miller Center and the VADP are based in Charlottesville, Va.