As we know, many states that have death penalty are now grappling with the issue that more and more execution methods are recognized as "cruel and unusual".
All the while, a very humane execution method is not being used, seemingly simply because it was "not invented here" but was instead invented in France.
I am talking about guillotine.
It is a method that never fails, is always quick and as humane as possible.
So, how come it is not adopted? I think that it is so because of the "not invented here" syndrome. We cannot accept that anything good can come out of France. Which is bigoted and, in this instance, simply erroneus.
Modern technology can allow producing of very precise guillotines that are accurately controlled, with numerous legal control safeguards, and perform to exacting specifications.i