Preventing Corrupt Self Pardons in the Post Trump Era

On January 19th, President Trump will likely still be in office, and will almost certainly issue additional unprecedented pardons. It’s time to seriously debate the limits of that power. The constitution, as interpreted up to now, places virtually no limit on the pardon power:

United States Constitution Article II, Section 2:
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…

December 1st 2020

Short intense travel bans have the potential to do what indeterminate lockdowns and long loose covid-19 restrictions have not: enable a more open economy, without allowing too many new long term covid disabilities and or/deaths.

Governments and health authorities the world over have struggled to find the right mix of economic activity, infection spread, hospital capacity and deaths. In the USA and Western Europe that has generally long low level restrictions on just about everything. To say it’s wearing thin is an understatement. …

Bryce Nesbitt

Engineer and Construction Manager residing in the San Francisco Bay Area, with family Germany and Idaho.

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