Don’t par­don Man­ning or Bergdahl

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor - BRUCE KAUFFMANN Alexan­dria, Vir­ginia

I agree whole­heart­edly with Robert Knight that Pres­i­dent Obama should not par­don Chelsea (for­merly Bradley) Man­ning or Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl (“Par­don us: Bergdahl, Snow­den push for clemency,” Web, Dec. 11).

And although I think Ed­ward Snow­den’s ex­po­sure of what were clear vi­o­la­tions of the Fourth Amend­ment was a pos­i­tive, on bal­ance I agree that Mr. Snow­den vi­o­lated na­tional se­cu­rity and there­fore should not be par­doned.

How­ever, Mr. Knight errs in claim­ing that it was in Roe v. Wade that the Supreme Court “mag­i­cally un­veiled” those “’penum­bras’ and ‘em­a­na­tions.’” It was in Gris­wold v. Con­necti­cut that that non­sen­si­cal logic first mag­i­cally ap­peared.

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