Pardon for pardon's sake

Some have projected that they think that Terri will die today, which would basically make her a martyr being Good Friday. That might be the best thing to happen here. Who knows.

I've heard other political analysts claim that they know for a fact that Jeb or George Bush could in fact save her. I have no idea if this is true. The fact that no one can stop the courts somehow seems entirely contradictory to the system our Founding Fathers set up. They were the ones who wanted that branch of the government closely watched because I think they recognized the potential for great harm being done in the name of justice.

I do know that the President of the United States, and for that matter Governors, have the power to pardon criminals. Then why in the world can they not pardon an innocent woman? I don't have time to look into all the laws and codes providing whether or not Pres. Bush could do something here, but if he can and he's not, I'm more than disappointed in him on this case. Maybe people genuinely don't understand how this will affect the nation. I hope they wake up soon.

Posted by Portia at March 25, 2005 08:52 AM

Good post. I share your frustration.

Posted by: Muzzy at March 25, 2005 10:14 AM