The Transylvania Times -

No One Is Above The Law


June 11, 2018

I was stunned to hear that the president was considering pardoning himself for some alleged offense for which he has stated again and again that he is not guilty of. How can someone be pardoned for something for which he has not even been convicted?

What I find even more disturbing is that the president would even have the right to pardon himself. What ever happened to the idea that no person is above the law? As citizens we have many rights enshrined in the Constitution, including the right to trial by jury. The ability to pardon oneself would mean that the president would have a right reserved only for absolute monarchs and dictators; in other words, forms of government which any rational, patriotic citizen would reject. I don’t care if he can make the trains run on time like Mussolini; the price is just too high.

I would like to thank the president for bringing this constitutional oversight to the attention of the American people. There obviously needs to be a Constitutional amendment stating that the president is still considered a citizen of the United States and subject to all rights and responsibilities therein, which does not include the right to be judge and jury of oneself.

John Dodson



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