Constitutional Amendments...might we at sportsline do better? I'll present the Amendments in no particular order, or...more to the point...in whatever order arbitrarily suits me. Thusly:
Amendment 3 - Cruel and Unusual Punishment:
Excessive bail shall not be required, not excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
I will start by saying that I understand...and agree with...prohibitions against cruel punishments. If we have not yet managed to move firmly to whatever moral high ground prohibits "burning at the stake" or "flaying alive" then we clearly lack the wherewithal to make the fine distinctions required for full appreciation of this amendment.
But what about "unusual" punishment? Should we be confined in those ways? Why prohibit punitive measures distinguished only by their ingenuity? Do any of you have uncommon suggestions which would avoid the "cruelty" concerns...while still allowing some degree of creativity?
Please...try to take this seriously. If you can't manage that...do try to be entertaining.