In court proceedings last week, an Ohio state prosecutor said bluntly: “You’re not entitled to a pain-free execution,” and a judge allowed the execution to proceed.
I’m no Constitutional scholar, but I am reasonably sure that somewhere in those little mini pocket Constitutions wingnuts like to carry everywhere, there is something in there that says something to the contrary. Let me check. Oh yeah, it’s right there in the Bill of Rights:
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
In other words, not having to gag to death for 30 minutes during your execution is actually, as it turns out, ONE OF THE EXPLICIT FUCKING THINGS YOU ARE GUARANTEED IN THIS COUNTRY.