Future News: President Obama’s Last Day in Office
As President Hillary Clinton was standing on the Capitol steps today, taking the oath of office as America’s first female President, the White House released earthshaking news. In a simple one-page announcement, the White House press office informed the nation that on his last day in office, President Obama exercised his Article II Constitutional pardon power to grant sweeping amnesty to thousands of so-called “dreamers.”
In his final day in office, George Washington granted the first high-profile federal pardon to leaders of the Whiskey Rebellion.
Following our nation’s bloody Civil War, President Andrew Johnson granted sweeping pardons for thousands of former Confederate officials and military personnel.
In the 1970s, President Jimmy Carter’s granted blanket amnesty to thousands of Vietnam-era draft dodgers.
In that same tradition of Christian forgiveness, President Obama has granted Presidential pardon and amnesty to certain immigrants:
1. Of good moral character who graduate from U.S. high schools,
2. Who arrived in the United States as minors,
3. Have lived in this country continuously for the least five years, and
4. If they were to complete two years in the military or two years at a four-year institution of higher learning.
They are pardoned for having entered the United States illegally.