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  •  Well, the punishment in the UK used to be to be (1+ / 0-)
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    fastened to a hurdle, or wooden panel, and drawn by horse to the place of execution, where they were hanged (almost to the point of death), emasculated, disembowelled, beheaded and quartered (chopped into four pieces). Their remains were often displayed in prominent places across the country, such as London Bridge. For reasons of public decency, women convicted of high treason were instead burnt at the stake.

    Unfortunately, as has been pointed out, Rick Scott's crime is voter supression, not treason.

    Unless you want to make the case that, as the people are sovereign, actions that prevent the people from ruling are "high treason" in the old monarchial sense. That could be argued, I suppose, but it would be new law. I wouldn't want to depend on a de novo point of law to convict this bastard.

    The working poor haven’t abdicated responsibility for their lives. They’re drowning in it. -Ezra Klein

    by bubbajim on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 08:16:32 PM PST

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