The Constitution forbids cruel and unusual punishment. But in the 1790s it was usual for Indians to have evildoers run the gauntlet. Nor was it considered cruel, cruel was when the sawed off your joy stick with clam shells or poked burning embers up your butt. So why not a gauntlet. Why not say “Castro, my man you’re home free if you can run the length of Euclid Avenue between those two files of citizens you see out there. It’s only four or five miles, give it a shot. Take your f__king lawyers along. They have something to say to them too.”
Am I allowed to pray for this or does that make me a bad Christian?