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  •  How about auto-pardoning for victimless crimes? (2+ / 0-)
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    Eric Nelson, david78209

    If I am not mistaken, a pardon erases the crime from ever happening doesn't it?  I think it erases the conviction and there is no requirement to report it any longer.  

    If all judgements came with a determination of whether it was non-violent and elidgible for an auto pardon, once the sentence or fine or waiting period was complete, the debt to society would be considered paid-in-full and the auto-pardon would erase it from everyone's memory never to be officially brought up again.

    I think it would work to reduce recidivism and return first time offenders back to productive members of society without the stigma of being an ex-con.  I believe the Christian bible says something about forgiving others or something like that...

    "Perhaps the sentiments contained in the following pages, are not YET sufficiently fashionable to procure them general favour..."

    by Buckeye Nut Schell on Fri Apr 18, 2014 at 12:03:33 PM PDT

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