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Fri Jul 10, 2020, 08:09 PM

The power of presidential pardon is another relic

that should not be there anymore. It can be abused at will by crooks like Trump. Imagine if one of his goons goes and murder a few democrats in Washington DC. Trump could just pardon that person of that federal crime.
Et voila! The opposition is gotten rid of.

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drray23 Jul 10 OP
soothsayer Jul 10 #1
RANDYWILDMAN Jul 10 #2
dameatball Jul 10 #3
dawg Jul 10 #4
egduj Jul 10 #5
Miguelito Loveless Jul 10 #6

Response to drray23 (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 08:17 PM

1. Excellent use of et voila!

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 08:26 PM

2. Yes and Yes

let's also get rid of the idea that we can all just "move on" and heal after this shiz show we have had for the last 4 years.

If we move on, we are just waiting for the next repub admin who thinks they can pull almost anything cause Trumpco got away with it.

forget the healing, Prison for this criminals or we are not better then they are....Roger Stone Karma is coming for you soon.

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 08:36 PM

3. Not sure I agree entirely. At one point in history political "crimes" were punished by guillotine,

firing squads, labor camps, etc. I'm not ready to throw pardon power out entirely, especially when it might involve unfair sentencing, racial biases, archaic laws and so forth.
Yes, Trump is abusing the power, but doing away with it entirely is a rash decision.

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 08:38 PM

4. We need several Constitutional reforms.

This is one of them.

Any possible good use of the Presidential pardon is outweighed by its potential for abuse.

We need a new Presidential Powers Amendment that would, among other things, elminate the pardon.

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 08:41 PM

5. Agree.

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 09:50 PM

6. This is a power that should be curtailed

"The power to pardon, or commute a sentence, does not apply to any person convicted of criminal activity involving the president."

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