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Sat Jul 22, 2017, 07:26 PM

Just imagine if a President's power to pardon is absolute, as Orange Buffoon says...

even to the point of pardoning himself.

I don't think you'll have to guess what that amounts to.... a dictatorship.

Don't like a particular political rival? Have him killed... you won't even have to be secretive about it... just pardon yourself and even brag about it if you like. And stay in office, too, while you're at it because if you threaten enough people with the same fate they probably won't have the stomach to impeach you.

Just what James Madison would have wanted!

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Reply Just imagine if a President's power to pardon is absolute, as Orange Buffoon says... (Original post)
Goodheart Jul 2017 OP
sharedvalues Jul 2017 #1
dalton99a Jul 2017 #2
MiddleClass Jul 2017 #3
Shrike47 Jul 2017 #4
MedusaX Jul 2017 #5

Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Jul 22, 2017, 07:31 PM

1. Of course it is a dictatorship.

Kasparov and Gessen and Frum and Ornstein have been warning us for months.
45 is a would be autocrat.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Jul 22, 2017, 08:15 PM

2. Trump could shoot someone in the Oval Office and sign himself a pardon

and everything is good

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Jul 22, 2017, 08:23 PM

3. Democrats win Congress, and it takes care of itself

If not, welcome, constitutional crisis

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Jul 22, 2017, 09:47 PM

4. Only works on federal crimes. He can still be prosecuted by States.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sun Jul 23, 2017, 03:46 AM

5. Well luckily it is NOT absolute. So *45 can spew fantasy all day long,but it won't make it a reality

As someone pointed out (don't remember who exactly)
Even the pope confesses to another priest...
not to himself.

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