Monday, November 26, 2018

Just Wondering . . .


For what crime is it that the White House turkeys are pardoned?


And why is a wrongfully convicted person 'pardoned' when proven innocent? Shouldn't there be a different term? 'Exonerated' maybe?

'Pardoned,' it seems to me, implies wrong-doing which is now being forgiven.  Maybe someone with legal knowledge can explain this to me.




4 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

You never know where your thoughts will take you.

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

These are all such good questions. I hope you post any answers you find. Thank you for the beautiful, serene photographs that are a lovely start to fyi day.

Barbara Rogers said...

How about exonerated? Or expunged? Or there's another, I think exculpate! Glad I'm not a lawyer.

Jim Egerton said...

Probably because they were turkeys.