Posted by | December 25, 2016 12:00 | Filed under: Politics

Noam Chomsky wants President Obama to go far beyond what he’s done in issuing pardons.

“President Obama, to his credit, has issued personal pardons in deserving cases, but he should go far beyond,” Chomsky stated.

On December 19, just weeks before leaving office, President Obama pardoned 78 people and shortened the sentences of 153 other prisoners. The recipients were all were all non-violent, low level drug offenders deserving of a second chance. In total, President Obama has pardoned 1,000 individuals since taking office; more than 50 times that of George W. Bush.

Chomsky then dared the president to set a new record.

“He should proceed to what is, in fact, an urgent necessity, to grant a general pardon to 11 million people who are living and working [in America], productive citizens… threatened with deportation by the incoming administration,” Chomsky insisted.

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  • StoneyCurtisll

    Sounds like a good idea to me…

  • robert

    not trying to be sarcastic but how can you pardon people who committed no crime

    This excludes people who have committed crimes

    • Hirightnow

      Any alt-right mouther worth their white salt will immediately assure you that being an “illegal immigrant” in the U.S. IS a crime, by virtue of their being here.

      • robert

        somebody forgot to inform presidents prior to obama

        just saying…

    • Larry Schmitt

      Ford pardoned Nixon, and he assured us he was not a crook.

      • robert

        nixon took an oath to office

        big difference

        • Larry Schmitt

          I get what you’re saying. Technically you can’t pardon someone who hasn’t committed a crime. But the republicans claim they are breaking the law just by being here (or even by existing), so a pardon would put an end to all that.

  • StoneyCurtisll

    Jesus is Just Alt-Right With Me….
    I’m Hitler cat, and I approve of this message..
    (with a heavy dose of sarcasm)

  • Larry Schmitt

    The best thing about doing this is that Congress couldn’t prevent it, and they couldn’t undo it.

  • StoneyCurtisll

    I have heard it before, and it’s worth hearing again…
    We beg Your Pardon America…