7 minutes | Jul 1st 2020

Short Story: The Penalty of Treason

Every July 4th we celebrate the United States and the signing of the Declaration of Independence. But amongst the celebrating we tend to forget the risk the 56 signers of the declaration were taking. If captured, they faced a punishment that was considered worse than death. Treason was the worst imaginable crime so the punishment needed to be the worst imaginable death.