The season of goodwill and forgiveness?*

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Dante, Dec 24, 2008.

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If you believed he was a patriot would you pardon Scooter Libby

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  1. Dante
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    Should Bush pardon Scooter Libby? If I were Bush and I thought Scooter was a patriotic man I'd pardon him.
     
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    I would.
     
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    Patriotism is so often the flag that scoundrels hide behind. The law is the law, patriotism is not a reason or excuse for breaking that law. Particulary when the law broken involves treason to our nation.
     
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    The law also stated the lawbreakers can be pardoned. Patriotic? probably not-----legal ---you bet !
     
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    Lycurgus Who is Obama, really...??

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    With the exception of his partisan leaning, I agree with Old rocks. Breaking the law is exactly that. Being a patriot is exactly that. The two are two different things. One dose not excuse the other. For anyone!
     
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    Caligirl Oh yes it is too!

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    I think all the pardons are silly, it is an absurd presidential right, as silly as the turkey pardoning.

    Trials are by juries of peers, and this whole presidential pardon sounds suspiciously undemocratic, inthinking, partisan, and a throwback to monarchies.
     
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    pardon those border agents too.
     
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    Juries have been known to make mistakes---I don't think it's too horribly bad to have a little executive branch recourse. Sure it will probably be abused some. It's not like the rest of democracy doesn't have it's lapses of justice.
     
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    Scooter was the fall guy.
     
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    Silence wanna lick?

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    No reason to pardon him....he already commutted his sentence....besides if he pardons him, Scooter might tell all the dirty secrets of the Bush Administration.
     

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