Skip to comments.The last gasps of Obama’s imperial presidency
Posted on 01/05/2017 10:39:58 AM PST by BenLurkin
When Obama hasnt been busy fighting against the jobs-creating energy industry or unjustly preventing development on millions of acres of land, hes been pardoning or commuting the sentences of more than 1,300 convicted criminals, including 395 who were serving life sentences. In 2016 alone, Obama pardoned more than 1,000 people, and on December 19, he broke the record for most clemencies granted by a president in a single day, when he shortened the sentences of 153 convicts.
By pardoning and commuting the sentences of more than 1,300 people who were found to have broken the law, Obama has effectively undermined the justice systems of the states and disregarded the will of the people who voted for representatives who enacted the laws used to convict these criminals. The large number of pardons/commuted sentences also puts Americans lives and property at risk.
For the president, it doesnt matter whether local people want the Bears Ears National Monument, more affordable energy prices, or people who have broken the law to remain behind bars; all that matters is what Obama wants and believes to be right. It is, in essence, a form of federal imperialism, and discussions about the positive/negative effects of any of Obamas recent executive power moves should always exist with that overarching theme in mind.
One of the reasons the founding fathers created a federalist government is because the ... States wanted to maintain significant control over their own affairs. ...
Americans in the 18th century understood local governance is good governancenot necessarily because local governments always make the right decisions, but because those decisions are more likely to resemble the will of the local people than laws imposed by a centralized national government.
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But it applies here to. So here we go....
My dog dropped Clown Dunce nobama’s legacy on my neighbor’s lawn this morning. The bum is a malignancy on civil society.
I thought a POTUS could pardon only Federal Crimes, not state crimes.........................
Not yet, FRiend! This worthless ba$tard has a few days yet to go. There’s is no telling what “the boy king” might do.
True. President Stompy Foot would even declare war on Russia if he could get away with it.
Every rape, assault, murder in any other crimes committed by these pardon felons should be directly attributed to Obama’s actions. Obama let these animals out of their cages and he owns every evil act that they do.
There is no statute of limitations on murder and many other crimes. If Obama let them loose the states can come after them for charges at the state level. I hope they do but courage is not usually part of any politician’s character.
This was allowed on thehill.com?
The Kenyanesian Usurpation should never have happened.
The founders put the natural born citizen clause in the Constitution to prevent it.
Both parties wanted it done away with.
They both wanted to run ineligible candidates.
Cruz, Rubio and Jindal have already used Precedent Obama as an excuse to run for an office they are not eligible to hold.
George P. Bush is likely the real reason the GOP would not uphold the Constitution.
His mother was still a Mexican national when he was born.
Could he not be sued in a civil suit by the victims of one of these released criminals?
(Cue the "crickets chirping" gif)
Has any information been published as to the racial breakdown of the recipients of Obama’s mercy? Did members of any group (black, white, Hispanic, or Asian) receive a disproportionate number of the pardons or commutations?
You are 100% correct. I cannot improve on that.
One of them has already committed 3 murders.
I only know because of FreeRepublic.
The Ministry of Propaganda does its best to cover for the Kenyanesian Usurper.
It is not BOs last bit of gas. I have pretty good info that he is going to close GITMO before his end.
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