Presidential Pardons

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by over9five, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    I just do not see the use in pardoning any of these people. It is all ancient history, and insignificant to begin with.Was he bored?
  2. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    My "insert link" button doesn't seem to work....
  3. Nimnim

    Nimnim The Nim

    I'm thinking Cheryl is working on some things, site's been weird for a little bit, rep icons not working is really throwing off the look of the page for me.

    Anyways, on thread, I'm thinking boredom, they really were pretty insignificant cases.
  4. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    With all the heartache in the country.....our prez. is bored?? To quote a line from South Pacific..."Now ain't that too damn bad!"
  5. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    I've never liked the idea of executive pardons, and that includes state governors as well as the president. I do see the utility in having a system whereby pardons can be granted in certain cases, but the pardoners should be a panel of independent judges rather than politicians.
  6. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    LOL!! Jones said "independent judges"! Woohoo that's a rich one. Not nearly as rich as a paid off judge though!:happy-very:
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    A pardon, whether presidential or governorial, may not seem like a big deal to you but I am sure it is to the person involved. Having a felony conviction on your record severely limits your employment opportunities (unless you are an athlete). You are unable to hold public office, let alone vote. There are many other restrictions associated with a felony conviction. Many times a pardon simply provides closure, especially when the pardon is posthumously granted.
  8. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Doubt that will be much better - "None of us are as dumb as all of us"
  9. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    I find it interesting that he who promised change pardons the same type of people that former pres. clinton did.
  10. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner