Originally Posted by MontyB
This is what I find amazing a country that went out of its way to create checks and balances within its government to prevent one person having absolute power has a law that allows this.
It makes Spikes comments about the presidents friends robbing banks a little less silly.
The Right Wing in America promised a change in course from the way things were done in the past, and the current Administration got elected on such a platform.... my how the mighty have fallen.
Now, THEREFORE, I, GERALD R. FORD, President of the United States, pursuant to the pardon power conferred upon me by Article II, Section 2, of the Constitution, have granted and by these presents do grant a full, free, and absolute pardon unto Richard Nixon for all offenses against the United States which he, Richard Nixon, has committed or may have committed or taken part in during the period from January 20, 1969 through August 9,1974.
Hell, President Nixon wasn't even indicted for any Crimes, let alone Convicted of a Crime before he got his Pardon from President Ford.
The only recourse for the United States Congress now is to Impeach the Sitting President of the United States, that is where the Check and Balance comes into play, which is in my opinion what should happen, and what should have happened in the case of President Ford...... because of the Pardon for Nixon, because it could have been found out after he left office that Nixon sold Classified Material to China or Russia between 20 Jan 69 and 9 Aug 74, hell, it could have been found out that President Nixon Murdered people while in Office during that time frame, and there would have been nothing the U.S. could have done about it.