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Tue Dec 22, 2020, 07:06 PM

We Need A constitutional amendment to require 3/4 of the Senate to Pardon anyone of a federal crime.

He just pardoned Duncan Hunter.

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Reply We Need A constitutional amendment to require 3/4 of the Senate to Pardon anyone of a federal crime. (Original post)
KWR65 Dec 2020 OP
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Response to KWR65 (Original post)

Tue Dec 22, 2020, 07:21 PM

1. We need a lot of Constitutional Amendments

we ain't getting none anytime soon.

At least accepting the Pardon means you admit guilt.

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Tue Dec 22, 2020, 07:38 PM

3. We could just eliminate pardons

That would be the effect of such a change anyway.

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Response to KWR65 (Original post)

Tue Dec 22, 2020, 07:49 PM

4. No. A handful, relatively speaking, of pardons of undeserving people is a small price to pay

for the ability of a compassionate president to mete out mercy when our system of justice fails the least among us.

"etter that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent suffer." - William Blackstone

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Tue Dec 22, 2020, 08:02 PM

5. We shouldn't make pardons harder

If we make it harder to pardon a bad person then it will be harder to pardon ten who deserve it.

Iím willing to help a creep if that is necessary to save compassionate justice. For instance enough cruel politicians would block pardons for non violent marijuana salesmen serving 50 years.

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