I live in iowa and government funded low rent housing denies applicants housing based on their criminal history.do you think this should be considered cruel and unusual punishment under the constitution?cruel & unusual punishment is defined as anything the law does that "inflicts pain,suffering or humiliation".doesnt forcing someone to live on the streets in the freezing cold qualify as inflicting pain suffering or humiliation?people in low rent housing have locks on their doors.plus alot of people who have committed a crime are not bad people and have turned their lives around and are honest productive citizens and regret the mistakes they made in the past.
The only purpose of a government is to prevent any other group from taking control. A citizen must control his government. That is why every government eventually treats its citizens as enemies of the state. What we call "criminals" are prisoners of war, and they have no rights except what the state allows them.
The question is "How long do we tolerate a government that treats citizens as enemies of the state?" All cultures eventually collapse because of that problem.