Thursday, October 1, 2015

: re: President Obama and the Power of Mercy

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From: barry levine 
Date: Thu, Oct 1, 2015 at 10:42 AM
Subject: re: President Obama and the Power of Mercy
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To the Editor:
  Our constitution provides the President of the United States broad power to pardon. Too often--too my eye--it has been used to reward partisans (e.g. Caspar Weinberger, Marc Rich). But it remains on the books, and can be a tool for patching democracy's shortcomings.
     It is time that President Obama pardon Edward Snowden.  What Edward Snowden leaked, he leaked to the American people. To prosecute that as an act hostile to the American government is more an indictment of that government than of the leaker.
Barry Haskell Levine