So. I hear that President Donald Trump has inquired of his legal team if he would be able to pardon his family, his accomplices — I mean, staff — and even himself. Makes one wonder what he might have done to need such broad powers.

If the Supreme Court allows such a thing, we might as well allow all those arrested of crime to preside at their own trials and dismiss any semblance of a jury of peers. If we are all to be treated equally, under the law, as proscribed by our Constitution, letting Trump, et. al. off the hook so easily might actually appear to be treasonous.

I remember when President Ronald Reagan called Russia part of the “Evil Empire.” I wonder what Reagan would think today about the apparent Trump ties to them.

Peter P. Sirois

Madison


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