9 sentenced to be stoned for adultery - Cleveland.com -- Life is not fair. In some parts, it downright harsh. The part about being buried and then taking the shots to the head is especially unnerving, as is what appears to be the kangaroo-court aspect of the whole thing. Here, in the United States, the worst that could happen is that they'd be sentenced to the Jerry Springer show, where they would wilfully forfeit whatever shreds of dignity they might still have.
In the end, it's important to exit with your dignity intact. We need to remember that it can't be taken from you; you must give it up to lose it.
Americans, abused freely by their governments and institutions, need to remember that.