Gerald Ford: Should He Have Pardoned Nixon?
Credit: National Archives and Records Administration And Gerald Ford has died, too.
By all accounts, he was a good and decent man. And we were fortunate to have such a man serve as President when history knocked at his door.
It won’t take long for pundits to skip over the “good and decent” and get to the question that ultimately defines his presidency: should he have pardoned Nixon?
On this one, Jack and I actually disagree, which is fairly unusual.
I think Ford did the right thing in using the pardon to get the country moving forward again.
Jack, not surprisingly, says Ford should have held Nixon accountable and emphasized that no man is above the law.
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