I have been collecting and studying British coins and history intently for the past couple of years. When you look at the various ways the British used to execute people, you see why our founding fathers included prohibitions against “cruel and unusual punishment” in the constitution.
The most humane form of execution was beheading with a sharp sword welded by an expert swordsman. That’s how Henry VIII had Anne Boleyn killed in the comparative privacy of the Tower of London courtyard. The fellow who executed Mary Queen of Scots botched the job. It took him three hacks with the sword to remove her head.
If they wanted to make you suffer, it was much worse. Drawing and quartering, burning at the stake and partial hanging were all on the agenda. One British king, Edward II, who was probably gay, had red hot poker rammed up his butt. Cruel executions continued to be practiced until the first half of the 1800s.
Today those practices are a thing of the past in most civilized nations, but there is a new form of torture, prosecution by the Federal Government. With its infinite resources, the government can bring charges up upon your forever. One person described it as finding a person to target and then looking for a crime. This is what Robert Mueller has been doing for the past two years.
Defending yourself is very expensive. You can lose all of your assets in the process, which is what has happen to Micheal Flynn. After awhile the only defense is to tell them what they want to hear, and hope that you don’t go to jail for very long. In the mean time you have been financially ruined and your reputation has been irreparably harmed.
How is this any different than the medieval practice of torturing someone to get a confession? It isn’t. It’s the modern form of cruel and unusual punishment, and the Federal Government, starting with Robert Mueller, should be called to account for it.