A Quote by Thomas L. "Tom" Clancy, Jr. on absence, america, change, cruelty, justice, punishment, sex, and television

Back [in pre-Revolutionary America] "cruel and unusual punishment" meant the rack and burning at the stake . . . in more recent rulings [it has] been taken to mean the absence of cable television and denial of sex-change operations, or just overcrowding in the prisons.

Tom Clancy (1947 -)

Source: Executive Orders, 1996

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