Medieval punishments in modern America

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

— Eighth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States

Some of our favorite expressions for extreme punishments have a double meaning.

Drawn and quartered

Are you drawn and quartered? Perhaps you have valid photo identification that lists the location of your living quarters. Towns and villages began to require drivers’ licenses in the days of horse-drawn carriages before photography and internal combustion engines became practical and affordable.

Of course, people resisted as if they were actually being cut up in four pieces and drawn four different ways by horses. But nowadays, almost everyone meekly accepts the punishment of being drawn and quartered as a “cost of doing business” to do the things that one needs to do to stay alive and conduct business and commerce with others.

Tarred and feathered

Are you tarred and feathered? Perhaps your reputation is smeared, and other people make light of you, as for example the denial of the right to bear arms pursuant to Title 18 U.S. Code §922 (d)(4),(g)(4)

(d) It shall be unlawful for any person to sell or otherwise dispose of any firearm or ammunition to any person knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that such person— (4) has been adjudicated as a mental defective or has been committed to any mental institution;

(g) It shall be unlawful for any person— (4) who has been adjudicated as a mental defective or who has been committed to a mental institution; to ship or transport in interstate or foreign commerce, or possess in or affecting commerce, any firearm or ammunition; or to receive any firearm or ammunition which has been shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce.

(h)It shall be unlawful for any individual, who to that individual’s knowledge and while being employed for any person described in any paragraph of subsection (g) of this section, in the course of such employment—(1)to receive, possess, or transport any firearm or ammunition in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce; or (2)to receive any firearm or ammunition which has been shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce.

18 U.S. Code §922

Actual tar and feathers can probably be washed off with gasoline or kerosene albeit at great risk to life and limb, but a smirched reputation because of this legalistic nonsense is even more dangerous to life and limb is even more dangerous to an innocent person’s life, and cannot ever be washed off ever by the letter of the law, as presently enforced in fascist America.


We must inflict far more serious, and far more drastic punishments, on the Democrat legislators, dirty cops, medical swindlers, and corrupt judges who impose such punishments without cause in a free country. No punishment can be considered too cruel or too unusual to inflict on those who have unjustly deprived us of our firearms. No punishment ever invented on the face of this earth, life imprisonment or death, is yet sufficient to deter such “professionals” from their malpractice.

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