Comment: Basically, the scale of this

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Basically, the scale of this

Basically, the scale of this would be execution.

But I've just read the headline, not the article.

It's a more serious crime when a government official commits a crime than anyone else, because it affects everyone else. That's why government debasers of the money got the death penalty originally as well.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coinage_Act_of_1792

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.