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Obama’s Pardons & Shortened Sentences

As of today (January 17, 2017) Obama has broken the record for the most number of pardons and shortened sentences handed out. Throughout his presidency, Obama has granted 212 pardons and 1,385 shortened sentences, 504 of which were life sentences (Whitehouse.gov). The number of shortened sentences he has granted is more than all the past…

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What We Deserve

A story is told of a mother who once approached Napoleon seeking a pardon for her son. The emperor replied that the young man had committed a certain offense twice and justice demanded death.  “But I don’t ask for justice,” the mother explained. “I plead for mercy.”  “But your son does not deserve mercy,” Napoleon…