Urge Congress: President should NOT be able to pardon himself or his family
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There is a lot of academic debate about plenary pardon power within the presidency. Article II Section 2 states:
"The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States; he may require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal Officer in each of the executive Departments, upon any Subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices, and he shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment."
Bestowing the presumption of innocence mandated to the President, his family and advisors, and regardless of political orientation, the following should be something that we all agree on as citizens of this great country. The President should NOT be able to pardon himself or his family members (son-in-law included). We may be headed toward a Constitutional crisis and Congress can avoid that by passing a Constitutional Amendment that prohibits The President to pardon himself or his family members (son-in-law included). If Congress does not act it would mean that one man is above all laws which would render "Liberty and JUSTICE FOR ALL" useless. Constitutional Amendments are difficult, if not impossible, and reserved for extraordinary circumstances but there would be no academic debate that if The President exercised his absolute pardon power that we would be approaching corruption of epic proportions. Please sign and urge Congress to act now that no President from this day forward is able to exercise that right. Thank you!
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