• i_stole_ur_taco
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    1 month ago

    “But why isn’t there a restriction on criminal convictions for being president?”

    A: before now, nobody thought we needed to explicitly write them.

    We live in insane times.

    • zalgotext@sh.itjust.works
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      1 month ago

      No, the real answer is if criminal convictions barred you from office, it could be used as a political tool by corrupt politicians to prevent their opponents from running.

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      1 month ago

      It’s also a safeguard against the reigning power using bogus prosecutions against their opposition, like we see in many authoritarian states.