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Members of Congress who asked for pardons.

Discussion in 'North American Politics' started by fantome profane, Jun 23, 2022 at 6:19 PM.

  1. fantome profane

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    Interesting question about Matt Gaetz. I wonder, if he had gotten the pardon he asked for (he didn’t) would it have included sex trafficking? Or would it have just been about sedition?
     
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    To accept a pardon is to admit guilt. All guilty.
     
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    Not always. What if one's accusers are in essence part of the problem that created the issues they now face?

    A pardon would be more of an appeal to authority as opposed to admission of guilt sometimes.
     
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    That is simply inane.
     
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    You'd ask for a pardon if you didn't believe you did anything criminal. Just in case, huh?
     
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    I would certainly ask for a pardon if I believed that I was likely to be unjustly charged and convicted by a deeply flawed judicial system. The motivation here would be somewhat comparable to that which underlies plea bargaining by the innocent.

    While I am disgusted by those Trump flunkies who sought to shield themselves from legal consequences, that is no justification for stupid generalizations. Next time, think first.
     
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