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    In hindsight, was the Nixon pardon good or bad for the country?

    In hindsight, was the Nixon pardon good or bad for the country?

    Edit: DOH!!! Yes = good, no = bad. Sorry about that.
    Last edited by radcen; 09-02-14 at 12:59 PM.
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    Re: In hindsight, was the Nixon pardon good or bad for the country?

    Your poll isn't really going to make sense by the way.

    I think it was bad for the country, Nixon should have had his day in court at the very least.

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    Re: In hindsight, was the Nixon pardon good or bad for the country?

    The "yes" "no" choices don't really match the question.

    But was it a good thing for the country? Yes I think it was. Country needed to move on. He was pardoned and I have no issue with that fact.

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    Re: In hindsight, was the Nixon pardon good or bad for the country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Your poll isn't really going to make sense by the way.

    I think it was bad for the country, Nixon should have had his day in court at the very least.
    I know. I caught that just as it was too late.

    Hopefully my edit will help.
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    Re: In hindsight, was the Nixon pardon good or bad for the country?

    I like the way Nixon handled it, didn't like the way Clinton handled it. Both knew they were guilty, only one stepped down to spare the country.

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    Re: In hindsight, was the Nixon pardon good or bad for the country?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    In hindsight, was the Nixon pardon good or bad for the country?

    Edit: DOH!!! Yes = good, no = bad. Sorry about that.
    The Nixon pardon was horrible for the Republican party and I think it set a dangerous precedent for allowing executive branch politicians to get way with criminal activity: GW Bush and Dick Cheny come to mind immeditately.

    I think that it was then that our world image really began to suffer as well: "the US can't police and hold its own crooks responsible; so who are they to complain about anybody else?"

    Yeah, it did a lot of damage.
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    Re: In hindsight, was the Nixon pardon good or bad for the country?

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    The Nixon pardon was horrible for the Republican party and I think it set a dangerous precedent for allowing executive branch politicians to get way with criminal activity: GW Bush and Dick Cheny come to mind immeditately.

    I think that it was then that our world image really began to suffer as well: "the US can't police and hold its own crooks responsible; so who are they to complain about anybody else?"

    Yeah, it did a lot of damage.
    Neither Bush nor Chaney were ever impeached, nor were they ever convicted of any crime to be pardoned.

    And no about the international image. Of course our enemies would think that, no matter what we did. But the feeling at the time internationally was one of relief and that Nixon did his job, protecting America, to the last. The pardon was expected by EVERYONE, here and around the globe.

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    Re: In hindsight, was the Nixon pardon good or bad for the country?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    In hindsight, was the Nixon pardon good or bad for the country?

    Edit: DOH!!! Yes = good, no = bad. Sorry about that.
    I would say good. I do not see that anything would have been gained by continuing to try him. He was forced from office and disgraced. What more could have really been done to him? The pardon sped up the process of moving on.
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    Re: In hindsight, was the Nixon pardon good or bad for the country?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    In hindsight, was the Nixon pardon good or bad for the country?

    Edit: DOH!!! Yes = good, no = bad. Sorry about that.
    I had to vote good or yes because if we start that slippery slope of not giving presidents leeway on some things, that could open a barrel of worms for all other past and present presidents. We all did notice the acquittal of Clinton by congress, did we not? Even though he committed adultery and lied about it.

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    Re: In hindsight, was the Nixon pardon good or bad for the country?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    I like the way Nixon handled it, didn't like the way Clinton handled it. Both knew they were guilty, only one stepped down to spare the country.
    You do realize Clinton was acquitted, right? And the only reason Nixon stepped down was he had no chance of acquittal?
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