Saturday, August 26, 2017

The Pardon Virus: Time For States To Provide Antidotes

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The magic wand of President Trump's pardon of Sicko Sheriff Arpaio is an infection upon the nation.

One that will fester and grow, unless an antidote is fashioned (Arpaio, 85, hints at return to politics after pardon from Trump).

The creepy pardon is a warning shot that has been fired across the bow of equal justice and the national character of our ship of state:
"We should hope that (Trump) aspires that he does some self-reflection, that he does what is necessary to demonstrate stability, to demonstrate competence, to demonstrate that he understands the character of our nation and works daily to bring out the best of the people in our nation."
(Bob Corker just went there on Trump's 'competence'). In other words, Trump likes Russian government more than he likes American government (The Shapeshifters of Bullshitistan, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9).

The antidote is clear:
"Under the Constitution, only federal criminal convictions, such as those adjudicated in the United States District Courts, may be pardoned by the President. In addition, the President's pardon power extends to convictions adjudicated in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and military court-martial proceedings. However, the President cannot pardon a state criminal offense. Accordingly, if you are seeking clemency for a state criminal conviction, you should not complete and submit this petition. Instead, you should contact the Governor or other appropriate authorities of the state where you reside or where the conviction occurred (such as the state board of pardons and paroles) to determine whether any relief is available to you under state law. If you have a federal conviction, information about the conviction may be obtained from the clerk of the federal court where you were convicted."
(U.S. Dept. of Justice, emphasis added). Thus, it is crucial for the Attorney Generals of the various states to charge appropriate officials in the Administration under state criminal statutes wherever and whenever possible.

The president plans incestuous pardons to family members and "special" others who know of, and/or participated in, his high crimes and misdemeanors.

The House of Representatives is the only federal government entity that can impeach the president.

But, they have been compromised by fear and intimidation:
"This is not 1974. People will not stand for impeachment."
Stone added that any politician who voted in favor of any such motion "would be endangering their own life." - Politico
(Trump adviser Roger Stone warns any politician who votes to impeach him would 'endanger their own life', emphasis added.)

Thus, it is time for THE (united) STATES to step up and make America great again, since the federal government will not or can not.


  1. “Our country right now, it’s got problems we don’t have in the military,” Mattis said. “You just hold the line until our country gets back to understanding and respecting each other and showing it.” - Sec. Defense Mattis

  2. "The partnership [with a state Attorney General], the publication noted, could give Mueller leverage to push Manafort to cooperate with his team’s broader investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. A president cannot pardon someone for state crimes." (Report: Mueller Partners With New York Attorney General To Investigate Manafort).

    Bingo !

  3. "New York Attorney General Pushes To Sidestep Any Trump Pardons" (link)