It’s Time for Justice – Free Jonathon Pollard

Lots of chatter about releasing Israeli spy Jonathon Pollard on Twitter. For the record, Barack H. Obama has committed more spying on Americans than a thousand Jonathon Pollards. While we have no readily available evidence, we can imagine how many state secrets flow out of the White House by the hour by the hands of Muslim Brotherhood-allied White House staffers.

Let’s remember that Israel isn’t an enemy state. Whatever secrets Mr. Pollard passed to Israel serve only to our mutual benefit.

Jonathon Pollard story available from Paragon House
Jonathon Pollard story available from Paragon House

Perhaps you can help free Mr. Pollard – Here’s how

7 thoughts on “It’s Time for Justice – Free Jonathon Pollard

  1. On this matter I have to totally disagree. Discussing or passing classified information to anyone is a crime (regardless of who receives that information) and those who commit these crimes should be appropriately punished. It’s easy for those who have never been involved to take the position that Pollard should be freed. Pollard’s sentence was just and there is no way I could ever support an early release.

    1. U.S. Constitution – Article 2, Section 2

      “…he shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment”

      I, too, participated in sensitive government business, as a naval petty officer and as a civilian.

      If there were no constitutional basis for mercy or clemency, I would agree with you, Bob. However, our founding fathers recognized the need to upohld the spirit of the law over the letter of the law.

      Israel is not now, nor ever was, an enemy of the United
      States of America. Of the 195 nations now in existence in the world, the only ally we can count on with certainty is Israel.

      I don’t condone spying, not by any degree. I do, however, recognize the value of mercy.

      Thanks for you comment, my friend.

      1. I suspect that had our Forefathers, when writing our Constitution and many of its Amendments, had a crystal ball and could have seen what the U.S. would be like in the early 21st Century we would see a somewhat different Constitution. Anyone found guilty of passing classified information to anyone outside of approved and “need to know” channels should be punished according to the law. In this case … no clemency for Pollard. By the way, speak to some of those who were around and “in the business” when the U.S.S. Liberty came under attack. They have a very interesting story to tell.

        I also appreciate your input as well. I believe we could have a cup of coffee and discuss this at length.

        V/R

  2. Bob,

    On the matter of talking over coffee, yes, let’s do that soon.

    On the matter of the Constitution, it was fully ratified on December 29, 1790 when hold-out state Rhode Island voted to approve it – yes, I know an earlier date of 1789 was the date delegates voted to ratify, but the member states that would constitute the nascent republic each had to vote to accept it. Our Constitution has endured these 223 years.

    The founding fathers, lacking a crystal ball, were learned men familiar with classic philosophies and the history of mankind. They recognized, they perceived a means to adjust it must be an integral component and so it was they provided for amendments in Article V.

    The amendment process hasn’t always been used wisely, my opinion. I cite the 17th and 18th amendments, the latter reversed by the 21st. My opinion: the 17th should also be reversed.

    The Rule of Law is the bedrock of our Republic. Never in all the history of mankind has another framework of government endured as has our Constitution.

    The natural rights of all men are guarded by this magnificent, yet simple, document. Guarded so well that amendments like the 13th, 14th and 15th that freed slaves, assured freedmen and their descendants all the rights and privileges afforded all other citizens. When the states ratifed the 19th giving women the right to vote, the amendment process provided under Article V reaffirmed the vitality and efficacy of our Constitution.

    I read all I can to understand the underlying principles upon which our Constitution was crafted and I believe the founding fathers would agree they did a magnificent job with the aid and comfort of the Holy Spirit of God. I can’t speak for them or for God, but I imagine they and God would agree with me on the unwise addition of the 17th.

    1. Coffee sounds good. I agree with you on the matter of the Constitution. I do believe, however, that had our forefathers been able to better foretell the future we would have seen a different constitution. There is no way that they could have predicted that the United States would be where it is today. But that is a matter for discussion over coffee.

      As to Pollard … I can say without equivocation that your position is terribly flawed. No individual can decide who is to be the recipient of classified information. It doesn’t matter whether or not the recipient is friend or foe … the unlawful part of the whole thing is the release of information to an organization neither cleared for nor having need to know that information. I have spent an entire lifetime in this business (over 50 years) and no one can do what Pollard did without paying the consequences.

      On this we can agree to disagree.

      Coffee? Yes, that sounds really good. Name the place and time … I’d like to do this.

      Bob

      1. Sorry for the tardy reply, Bob.

        Our Founding Fathers established the Constitution on timeless principles, not specifics. As I may have remarked earlier, they provided a means to address specifics, like the sale and consumption of alcoholic drinks, in Article V and thus came about the 18th Amendment, followed by the 21st that repealed the 18th – the only Amendment to be repealed. And, that is to be expected when deviating from principles.

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