Bradley Chelsea Manning had his her sentence pardoned commuted by the outgoing President Sotoro Obama. ( Damn Darn).
President Obama on Tuesday commuted all but four months of the remaining prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the army intelligence analyst convicted of a 2010 leak that revealed American military and diplomatic activities across the world, disrupted his administration and brought global prominence to WikiLeaks, the recipient of those disclosures.
The decision by Mr. Obama rescued Ms. Manning, who twice tried to kill herself last year, from an uncertain future as a transgender woman incarcerated at the men’s military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. She has been jailed for nearly seven years, and her 35-year sentence was by far the longest punishment ever imposed in the United States for a leak conviction.
At the same time that Mr. Obama commuted the sentence of Ms. Manning, a low-ranking enlisted soldier at the time of her leaks, he also pardoned Gen. James E. Cartwright, the former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff who pleaded guilty to lying about his conversations with reporters to F.B.I. agents investigating a leak of classified information about cyberattacks on Iran’s nuclear program.
Make of this what you will. I have a
head neck ache…
Obama also pardon some drug dealers.
No pardon, yet, for the still-male Edward Snowden. Carlos Slim’s blog seems to think he should face “justice” in U.S. courts first. Of course, Snowden has offered to return from Russia if the government will only guarantee him a fair trial. That, they will not do as fair trials went out of fashion in 1945. It’s either a pardon or life in Russia (which apparently ain’t so bad).
Some get relief. Some do not.
The treasonous rats of D.C. scurry about the Congressional sewer, almost panicked, in their frenzy to grant amnesty to illegal aliens, welfarians, and terrorists. Fitting.
Meanwhile, eight million decent American citizens are in trouble with the IRS: either behind on their taxes, accused of owing taxes they don’t owe, in tax repayment plans, in court, under audit, or under investigation. Their crime was producing a little wealth. Absolutely no relief for them (us) whatsoever.
When the IRS says you owe something you have two options. One, you can fight it out in Tax Court. This is a show trial and the whole time penalties, interest, and possible indictment simmer. Then you lose and have to pay. Or, you can pay what they tell you and then sue them in District Court. There you get a show trial and lose, having to pay your attorney in addition to the earlier
extortion tax payment.
This is not what Jefferson, Madison, and Franklin had in mind. Hamilton, maybe. Political prisoners have their fates decided politically. Dead-to-rights guilty criminals get away Scott-free with a hug and a welfare check. Hardworking, innocent Americans get treated like slaves.
We can do better than this. Therefore,
I hereby call on and beseech President Trump,
(as of Friday, noonish) to do the following:
- Pardon all federal convicts, not convicted of Piracy, Counterfeiting, or Treason;
- Carefully look into those three or four Americans actually convicted of those Constitutional crimes for political motivation;
- If said motivation is found, then pardon them too;
- Round up and deport all aliens and immigrants, ship them out, and halt all incoming immigration;
- Abolish the Immigration Act of 1965;
- Deport Congress;
- Abolish the 16th Amendment and the Income Tax;
- Abolish the Federal Reserve;
- Abolish the IRS;
- Declare all senior staff at the Fed, the Treasury, and the IRS enemy combatants; and
- Appoint me to deal with the enemy combatants.
That will do for starters. Now, I have a
neck back ache to attend to…