The Get Out of Jail Free Club

AKA, the gang that couldn’t shoot straight

MartinEdic

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The second biggest story coming out of the January Sixth hearings will be pardons and those who begged for them. And don’t kid yourself, these people got down on their knees and begged for them. Don’t give us that ‘request’ crap.

Let’s be clear about this. You do not ask for a pardon unless you think you broke the law. These were preemptive pardon requests, blanket pardons for whatever they might be convicted of.

Actual ‘get out of jail free’ cards.

I want one, just in case I screw up.

How long are we, the citizens, going to accept this crap? I don’t care what color, political side, gender preference, or religion you are, this is unacceptable behavior from elected representatives. I really don’t understand the original thinking behind giving a president this power.

None of us get to bypass the law and do whatever we want, then get our card if we kiss ass enough.

But that is not the real issue here.

Over the past six years we have seen the methodical dismantling of the rule of law in our country by the Republicans. First it was the Trump administration and now it is a Supreme Court majority driven by a cult-like belief that government is evil.

Last time I checked, the courts were supposed to be upholding the law, not tearing it to shreds.

So, this also blows a hole in the thinking of the writers of the Constitution. Besides the pardon thing, they also decided Supreme Court justices should be immune from any oversight, by giving them lifetime tenure.

The Supreme Court is one third of the Federal government and we do not get any say, as voters, if they go off the rails.

So, let’s think about this. People in Congress and the Executive branch can request pardons and the Supreme Court is above any questioning of their capabilities.

There is something seriously wrong here and the really bad thing is the rest of us can’t do a damn thing about it. Except for one thing, the biggest domestic story right now.

The televised hearings of the Select Committee on the Events of January Sixth…

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MartinEdic

Mastodon: @martinedic@md.dm, Writer, nine non-fiction books, two novels, Buddhist, train lover. Amateur cook, lover of life most of the time!