In so doing, these supposedly educated, and educated, women and men, regarded in most instances as actors, are affirmed in their contentions by huge followings of the fans, comprising a great many of the women and men over eighteen years old that are qualified to vote. None the less, are those pundits and commentators right in their presumptions? Yet, exactly like the generalized power and caveat supplied by the Framers in Article I, Section VIII into the republic’s Legislative branch requiring the Congress to legislate laws which are only”necessary and appropriate” to the execution of the particular and exclusive legislative powers set forth in Article I, Section VIII, which has, since 1790, been wrongly and flippantly translated to mean, rather, laws which are”popular and convenient,” the generalized power of the President to pardon in Article II, Section II, Clause I,”… and he will have the power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States, except in cases of impeachment” has been speciously translated to mean what it wasn’t meant to mean.
The honored Framers of the U.S. Constitution were many of the exact same wise and sensible men who had included the First and Second Continental Congresses, who had presided over the Revolutionary War, proclaimed the Declaration of Independence in the introduction of a new country, and forged the Articles of Confederation. These men weren’t dumb and prone to flights of fantasy and illogical presumptions. To put it differently, George III presumed he was above the law, since he flouted justice and natural law. The British Parliament was made to go along with each the boy-king’s adolescent whims of excellence. For that reason, and for the reasons of law and justice, the Framers placed in the U.S. Constitution’s Article II, Section II a limitation on the pardoning power of a U.S. President. In the first place, a President couldn’t pardon himself. Why? The very specific caveat concerning cases of impeachment made it quite clear that national officers who may simply be removed from their offices by impeachment, like presidents, vice-presidents, national judges, etc. may not be pardoned for their crimes before, or after. Since a U.S. President, while in office, can’t be removed except through the impeachment process, it’s extremely clear that the President can’t pardon himself. Pardons can only be awarded by U.S. Presidents to felons indicted, tried, and convicted of crimes against the USA, who were exempt from impeachment.
In the very absurd instance of President Richard Nixon, who quite clearly committed high-crimes, based upon the evidence adduced against him, and would have likely been indicted and convicted following his resignation from the presidency, President Gerald Ford pardoned his predecessor illegally. Therefore, the pardon for Nixon should have been based upon offenses for which he would have been convicted had been indicted by a federal grand jury, arrested, and tried in federal court following his resignation. A U.S. President can’t pardon a person based only on accusations. Exactly like the very first U.S. Congress had permitted President George Washington to issue the initial unconstitutional executive order, ordering the construction of a national mint, rather than reprimanding him for going against the Constitutional separation of powers, Congress and nearly all the individuals simply sat back and allowed Ford to pardon Nixon; and all the while Ford was proceeding contrary to the letter of the U.S. Constitution, the soul of John Adams was crying out in the tomb that”the American republic republic is a country of laws, rather than of men.”
There’s also an additional thing of pure common sense that applies in thoroughly understanding a U.S. President cannot reasonably pardon himself. No individual in an executive government function should have the ability to pardon himself. This type of deleterious power is one which usually resides in the port folio of a tyrant or dictator. Common sense dictates this rationale. It’s been long established in State law that State governors do not have the State constitutional power to pardon themselves, putting themselves above the law, and State governors are exactly what the U.S. Presidents are to the national government. In the very first instance of presidential impeachment, President Andrew Johnson, who replaced Abraham Lincoln after he was assassinated, never believed a pardon for himself, and the issue wasn’t considered by Congress. If the comprehensive historical record of the legislative acts of 1868 is inspected, the procedure for impeachment was the only constitutional way of removing a sitting President, and Andrew Johnson accepted the full brunt of this impeachment and was acquitted in trial, on May 28, 1968, from the U.S. Senate by one vote. The next and most recent effort to impeach a President, the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, was started in December of 1998 and ended-up using a U.S. Senate acquittal in February of 1999. During that time-frame, neither Clinton, a lawyer, nor his inner circle of legal advisors had never considered a self-pardon, and history shows that Clinton was extremely worried about a certainty vote in the Senate.
The U.S. Constitution remains fragile and delicate record of federalism and of their freedom and freedom ordained through the proper care of its established rules, procedures, and procedures. The legislative, executive, and judicial principles, procedures, and procedures of this glorious U.S. Constitution have been egregiously and pragmatically changed in execution with no modification procedure over the 20th Century is factual and true. The way those principles, procedures, and procedures were known in 1790 is the way in which they are understood and implemented in 2018, and people wonder what’s happened to the government and economy of the American republic. The reading of this Article II, Section II pardoning power of a U.S. President by designing feds and the cockeyed presumptions conjured-up from the minds of these pragmatic individuals that Presidents have the power to pardon themselves is as good of an example of those lurid changes as may be brought to the immediate light of day.
As was established redundantly during the past twelve months of special prosecutorial investigation, President Donald Trump has done no wrong as speciously alleged by the innovative liberal Democrats. Hence, President Trump would have no reason to look for an unconstitutional attempt to pardon himself, to put himself on the same level with Barack Obama, who issued, with impunity, numerous unlawful executive orders to bypass the Constitutional Legislative procedure.
To be able to make sure that prohibited misinterpretations of the U.S. Constitution are censured and prohibited, a Constitutional convention of the States, under the power given to States by the Framers in Article V of the U.S. Constitution, should be convened by the jurisdiction of two-thirds of the State legislatures so as to propose new amendments to the U.S. Constitution, and to repeal certain others, by which activities the intent of this honored Framers will be set indelibly in rock, then and forever, so as to restore what was desecrated by pragmatic women and men who have sought to undermine the economic, financial, and governmental principles, procedures, and procedures of the U.S. Constitution. That this may be carried out really soon is my humble prayer.
In a republic comprised of over 312 million taxpayers, with a qualified electorate of over 150 million U.S. citizens, there are roughly as numerous aberrant minorities and followings as you may imagine that practice and believe, according to their own personal freedom, immorality and lawful, but disgusting, reprobacy. The USA is a complex society where good and decent people can bask in the sunshine of moral and virtuous jobs, and reap the benefits of these pursuits; while wicked men and women openly plot and conspire to commit offenses against these good and decent people and their land.
Mark Levin, with whom I mostly agree, has stated that the majority of the U.S. citizens of 21st Century America don’t know what freedom actually means; and I wholeheartedly agree with him on there. Liberty isn’t statism, or government control over the everyday lives of Americans. Liberty, as Henry Ward Beecher so aptly stated, is the soul’s right to breathe, and the basis of American independence lies in a proper representation of the text of the U.S. Constitution and its Bill of Rights, that have been derived from this terrific Declaration of Independence, which declared the natural rights of free women and men, and the material of the much sooner document that place in order Language justice and common law, the Magna Carta. Liberty can’t be adequately expressed in words, but in the refreshing sense that the human soul is liberated from government suppression.