Re: [political-graveyard] Gerald Ford
- "Edda R. Pittman" <EddaRPittman@...> wrote: Please understand that upon recovering from a "political catastrophe" most
are of the mindset that "it will never happen again".
That's my take on why nobody has offered an amendment as you suggest.
Of course, those of us at the grassroots level are of a very different
opinion. Mine has always been that if it happened once, it's certain to
And it has happened in organizations to which I belong.
And if no one dares suggestion the abolition of the Electoral College AND
the direct election of the President and Vice President......... Something
BTW, most are not aware that once upon a time the Pres & VP did not run as
a team. As I understand it, the Vice President was the "runner up".
My concern is that most voluntary organizations look to the structure of
the federal government as models and there are consequences.......
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Re: Re: [political-graveyard] Gerald Ford
Joe Galu <joegalu@...> wrote: J.,
I do not attempt to read minds. I don't know why Ford pardoned Nixon. I
just know that the power was given to the president to correct judicial
errors. It was not to provide cover for people who had not been charged or
My only criticism is that neither party has been willing to offer a
serious attempt to amend the constitution to spell out the limits on the
power of a pardon.
Whether the Congress or the nation was fixated on Nixon and the many
things that were done to coverup Watergate are the responsibility of the
wrong-doers, not the Congress or the nation. If nothing wrong had been
done, there would have been no fixation.
Abusing the power of pardon had the effect of covering up for Nixon, so
the system was never able to work.
The constitution needs to be respected and clarified without partisan
justifications after the fact. Lowell Weicker plays no role in my thinking.
I don't think I missed the point.
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