On the way out…

I don’t think Trump is going anywhere soon. But, if the lawsuits fail and the great steal succeeds, the Donald could leave in a blaze of glory.

“More than half of the prison inmates in the United States are non-violent offenders. In 2006, for example, there were 1,331,100 people imprisoned, only 667,900 of those were convicted of violent crimes.” wisegeek 2013 (Yes, I am lazy…but you get the idea)

One of the few “plenary” powers of the President of the United States is pardons and commutations. There is literally nothing to stop Trump from pardoning or commuting the sentences of well over 600,000 currently incarcerated people. (And the US being the US, a majority of those would not be white.)

It would be a revolutionary fuck you to the author of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act (1994), good old Joe Biden. It would also be real justice on a scale unknown in the history of the United States.

(My middle son, Sam, brought this up. He’s not wrong.)

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4 thoughts on “On the way out…

  1. Thomas Henderson says:

    I’m not American but I would suggest you send this to the White House as FYI and perhaps for consideration. I like the way your son is thinking.

  2. G Raymond says:

    Burn it all down and empty the prisons because the voters chose wrong. Is there some way in which you differ from a Marxist revolutionary antifa crybaby? Because I’m sure not seeing it…

    • Jay Currie says:

      I have never been a fan of mass incarceration of non-violent offenders. Thanks to Joe Biden’s Crime Bill back in the 1990s there are a lot of those in the US.

      Burning it all down is a last resort. However, the government, in the US and Canada has become more of a problem than a solution in the past couple of decades. Trying to limit the function and scope of government might well be a very good idea. (As to how I am distinct from Marxist antifa crybabies: I believe in free markets, individual freedom and the absence of government. I know a few Marxists and they are not on with that program. Antifa are simply too stupid to be taken seriously as “an idea”.

  3. G Raymond says:

    Rejecting the voting public’s lawful decision to replace a leader is a strange way of trying to “limit the function and scope of government”.

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