By: Mike McDaniel As regular readers know, I have, of late, taken to posting articles on Tuesdays relating to the Second Amendment and the issues revolving around it. Today I depart—somewhat—from that tradition with a few observations about the death penalty, occasioned by the controversy over the attempt by Arkansas to put to death eight men long ago sentenced to death. I’ll provide some background on them shortly, but first, a disturbing indicator of how bizarrely political the issue has become from the Volokh Conspiracy, via the Washington Post:
Due to a change in Social Security regulations that took place on April 30th 2016, you can now add as much as a potential $570 to your monthly benefits… Just by contacting the SS administration and saying ONE simple word.
That’s an extra $6,840 a year!