Cruel and Unusual Punishment

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The Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits Cruel and Unusual Punishment:

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

This language was based on the 1689 English Bill of Rights, which was redacted in the Virginia Declaration of Rights and proposed by the Virginia ratifying convention.

Recently liberals have created controversies concerning whether this clause in the Eighth Amendment prohibits excessive fines and the death penalty.

The Bible is very clear and Exodus 21:23-25 states "But if there is serious injury, you are to take life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth...." Thus the death penalty is compatible with the Bible.

See also

Burning at the stake, Biblical pretext for