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  •  current examples of exec using crime (3.00)
    The following violations of voting rights have occurred.

    In 2000 Jeb Bush and Katherine Harris deliberately disenfranchised Floridians for partisan purposes.

    In 2004 Bush and his appointee tried to do this again.

    We have reports of Republicans committing illegal acts to disenfranchise voters in NV, SD and OR.

    Tom DeLay engaged in illegal bribery and coercion to pass Bush's Medicare bill.

    The person that outed Valerie Plame and the people covering for him are probably emboldened knowing that Bush can pardon them.

    Need more examples?

    •  Examples Of What? (none)
      No pardons have been issued in those matters!

      What is this, your attempt to do you own version of Minority Report with pre-crime?  

      That no one prosecuted Jeb Bush and Harris is certainly grounds for complaint, but that has nothing to do with abuse of the pardon system.  Try sticking to the point.

      Similarly, the failure to move against Tom DeLay is a failure of the judicial system, as well as the failure of the legislative branch to police itself.  No pardon abuses.

      Ditto for the rest.

      Naderite is to America what Kryptonite is to Superman - fatal.

      by JJB on Thu Oct 14, 2004 at 10:08:55 AM PDT

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    •  I'm Going To Be Computerless (none)
      For the next 7-8 hours, and as I mentioned, my home computer is probably not going to let me see your comments, something I'm going to have to email Kos about, I suppose.  Cleaning out the cache doesn't do the trick.  Anyway, if the horse we're beating isn't dead, it will be by the next time I can return to the debate, so I'll cut off my contributions here.  

      Thanks for the stimulating conversation, conducting on gentlemanly, if at times heated, terms.

      And just for the record, I think you're right that Bush will grant those pardons.  I simply don't feel amending the constitution is the way to correct the abuses.  Not yet, anyway.

      Naderite is to America what Kryptonite is to Superman - fatal.

      by JJB on Thu Oct 14, 2004 at 10:19:53 AM PDT

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