Constitution for Idiots #9By Gary McCoy Writer The Global Exclaimer
“Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.”
UM DUH… Well I don’t want to be too short so let’s discuss this some more. *In all fairness I have done a little bit of why the framers would have wanted this in our Constitution*. It seems that previous kings in England had a nasty reputation of taking people arrested and convicted, forcing them to pay incredibly inappropriate sums of money or land, and also subjecting them to humiliating and often horrible torture. I guess that too would make me think twice about rights I would have should I be imprisoned.
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