I am writing this….Just because I am intrigued by mottos, slogans and phrases. I am sure, at some point in your life, you have known someone who went scot-free from serious crimes. Remember the case of Casey Anthony? She did not report her daughter, 2 year old Caylee Anthony, missing for more than a month. Little Caylee’s remains were found by a meter reader in a wooded lot less than a half mile from the family home. Casey was charged with murder but after her trial she went “scot-free.” A more recent case is the Jussie Smollett fairy tale which is currently playing out in the news.
But where did the phrase scot-free originate? The explanation will be in the very interesting link following this post. If you choose to believe the U.S. Supreme Court: Dred Scott v. Sandford theory; note that, without the history that paved the way for “scot-free” the Democrats could still be happy slave owners today.