Sunday, November 23, 2008

Pardon Me!

Slate has an interesting article online that speculates on the chances of various people gaining a pardon from President Bush.

I am foursquare behind the pardon of Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean, the two border guards who shot a Mexican drug runner ("in the back", according to the article; in the buttocks, as I recall, which is not only more accurate, but more amusing). They received jail sentences after a jury convicted them of covering up the shooting. I have only the barest recollection that there was something fishy about the charges, but I do know that even the U.S. Attorney who prosecuted them is on record as stating that the jail terms were unduly harsh (Ramos got 11 years, Compean, 12). Let 'em go, Mr. President.

And may I also suggest, sir, that this blog, Paco Enterprises, and its proprietor be given a pardon in advance? I will undoubtedly fall afoul of the incoming administration's fanciful interpretations of the First Amendment, and my possession of firearms will get me in trouble with them if they are successful in overturning the Second.

10 comments:

elcampeador said...

No prob...Paco. With the way you use words...(envy, just a street kid here, with a reasonably decent God given brain...but I fell asleep during English)...you can "happy feet" them to death.

Doesn't Virginia have A 'right to carry" statute?

Paco said...

El Cid: Yes, indeed, Virginia does have a right-to-carry law. It's the right-to-own I'm a little worried about; but not terribly worried. I doubt that even Obama and a Democrat congress can topple the Second Amendment - but Second Amendment or not, I'm keeping my guns.

the_real_jeffs said...

Hear hear, Paco!

RebeccaH said...

I expect if they try to fiddle with the Second Amendment (or the First), civil disobedience will enter a whole new phase.

Wimpy Canadian said...

Yeah, Paco, I've been very suspicious about all the democratic party hierarchy piling on from the beginning - John Heinz Kerry, the Kennedy's for crying out loud.

To paraphrase the Al Quaeda #2, The Ubermessiah is the Democratic (White) house boy.

elcampeador said...

Ditto, Senor Paco.

As has been said..."Out of my cold dead hands"

Forgot who the fella' was that said that, but he played me in a movie.

SwampWoman said...

I wouldn't worry too much about it, Paco.

The American way is to ignore laws we don't agree with.

rsnlk said...

In my neighborhood, we've already organized a resistance group, just in case.

Minicapt said...

I don't know about a 'Pardon por PACO'; sins of the father might be invoked, and such.

Cheers
JMH

yojimbo said...

Does Charles Rangel have his application(s) in yet?