Whenever rules in any facet of life are discussed there is always the topic of the letter of the law versus the spirit of the law. If every police officer issued a ticket for someone that went 57 in a 55 no actual crime fighting would get done from the sheer number of tickets officers that would be written.
It’s all about context in everything that we do. Sometimes an errant mistake where it can be logically assumed that no harm was meant can be forgiven, and an act where there was obvious malice should be punished. It should not be the other way around.
Barack Hussein Obama did a lot of pardoning in his eight years in office, especially in his final thirty days, leaving the biggest traitor for last. In all that pardoning, he ever sent a patriot free but was sure to release commune the sentences of hardened criminals and enemies of the state.
It seemed like a deliberate middle finger to America, especially since most of the people he pardoned went on to commit preventable crimes, and take more from society they were never entitled to.
There’s a time and a place for pardoning and one of the major differences between President Trump and his predecessor is how and what they use it for. Trump proved with before with pardoning Arizona’s much-loved and respected Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and now he’s doubling down on this effort in a major way. While Arpaio faced a prison sentence, major traitors to the nation, Hillary Clinton and her right-hand woman Huma Abedin, continue to walk free having committed far worse.
It’s safe to say that Obama won’t be happy about Trump’s latest pardon, which means is a great move for America. We’re jailing the wrong people when the country’s biggest criminals continue to be free women – but they have now been put on notice.
The Daily Mail reports: A former sailor who spent a year in jail for taking classified pictures aboard a submarine has fallen on hard times, but hopes that a pardon from President Trump could turn things around.
In 2009, at age 22, Kristian Saucier took six photographs inside the classified area of the U.S.S. Alexandria, a nuclear submarine and eventually pleaded guilty of unauthorized possession and retention of national defense information.
Now, after being released from prison, his house is in foreclosure as he tries to make ends meet as a garbageman, Fox News has learned.
“We’re really struggling,” he told the network Tuesday in a new interview. “We can’t pay our electric bill. Bill collectors are calling every day, I make only half what I used to make.”
The president sparked renewed interest in Saucier’s case by tweeting about it on Tuesday.
“Crooked Hillary Clinton’s top aid[e], Huma Abedin, has been accused of disregarding basic security protocols,” Trump wrote. “She put Classified Passwords into the hands of foreign agents.”
“Remember sailors pictures on submarine?” Trump asked, referring to Saucier. “Jail! Deep State Justice Dept must finally act? Also on Comey & others.”
Following that Tweet, Saucier got a renewed hope in life after he has suffered the full wrath of the law for how he mishandled low-level class information. What he did, pales in comparison to what Hillary and Huma have gotten away with for years. This is the reason pardons are in place. Hopefully, the other end to this major statement made by the president is that Hillary gets the long overdue sentence for how she grossly mishandled high-level and extremely sensitive information.
Saucier told Fox News on Tuesday that the tweet renewed his hope for a pardon, Mail Online continued. “We’re hopeful with that tweet today,” he told the network. “He mentioned me quite a few times when he was campaigning and said it was a double standard how Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin were handled.”