Stop Bush from issuing secret, blanket pardons for torture, etc.

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This call to action is from the American Freedom Campaign, whose founders include Wes Boyd and Naomi Wolf:

Tell Congress to pass a Pardons Disclosure Act to prevent President Bush from issuing secretive, blanket pardons to members of his administration

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For eight years, we have been forced to sit by helplessly as President George W. Bush and top members of his administration eviscerated the Constitution, broke federal laws, and defied the will of Congress.

Now, President Bush is poised to give each and every one of his accomplices — from Dick Cheney to Karl Rove to Alberto Gonzales — a full pardon, ensuring that they will never receive the punishments they deserve for their activities.  Worse, Bush may issue a preemptive “blanket” pardon, covering all officials within his administration without disclosing either the names of the officials involved or the crimes for which they are being absolved.

Congress can, however, stop this most objectionable action before it occurs.  The American Freedom Campaign has proposed a Pardons Disclosure Act, which would force the president to specifically name any political appointees for whom pardons are granted along with the crime or crimes for which they are being pardoned.

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