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Saturday, August 26, 2017

The President Upholds the Law, Against a Rogue Judge

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

Trump pardons Arpaio

By Don Surber
Friday, August 25, 2017

President Trump just pardoned Joe Arpaio, the former sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, a longtime target of race-baiting Marxists who hated the fact that he upheld the law as she is writ.

U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton -- a Clinton appointee -- slapped him with a criminal contempt of court ruling last month, which prompted Trump to issue a pardon. Neither Congress nor the Supreme Court can overturn.

It will be fun watching the liberals go all "law and order" over the pardon.

But a presidential pardon is law and it is order.

The Constitution and the 2016 election granted Donald John Trump the authority to pardon Joe Arpaio.

This is a use of that power, not an abuse.

Don't let the blankety-blanks re-frame this matter as some sort of over-reach.

The over-reach was by Judge Bolton who wanted to stop the sheriff from upholding the law.

He's 85. He has served the nation proudly, and the people of Arizona well.

But the media hates them because the media apes Democrats, and bleats and repeats their talking points.

From the New Yorker before Trump pardoned Arpaio:

Arpaio is scheduled to be sentenced for the contempt-of-court charge on October 5th, and he could serve up to six months in prison. If Trump chooses to pardon him, it will be a gift to the white nationalists. But it will also signal a broad-brush contempt for fundamental rights in this country. As Paul Charlton, a former U.S. Attorney in Arizona, told the Washington Post, “If you pardon that kind of conduct, if you forgive that behavior, you are acknowledging that racist conduct in law enforcement is worth the kind of mercy that underlies a pardon — and it’s not. And it’s an abuse of the President’s discretion. It’s an injustice, and speaks volumes about the President’s disregard for civil rights if this pardon takes place.” That’s true, but Trump’s praise for Arpaio speaks loudly already.

From the New York Times also before the pardon:

While the Constitution, in contrast, recognizes the very practical need for an executive, that doesn’t mean its framers feared the growth of tyranny any less. The Fifth Amendment’s guarantee of neutral judicial process before deprivation of liberty cannot function with a weaponized pardon power that enables President Trump, or any president, to circumvent judicial protections of constitutional rights.
Actually, the Founding Fathers realized that the courts could be used to railroad people -- that injustices occur that only a president can cure.

The judge abused her power.

President Trump just trumped her.

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