Trump gives full pardons to twice-imprisoned ranchers
President Trump has granted full pardons to two Oregon ranchers who were jailed after a controlled burn migrated onto public land.
A White House statement Tuesday explained Dwight Lincoln Hammond Jr. and his son, Steven Hammond, are multi-generation cattle ranchers who were imprisoned in connection with a fire that leaked onto a small portion of neighboring public grazing land.
â€śThe evidence at trial regarding the Hammondsâ€™ responsibility for the fire was conflicting, and the jury acquitted them on most of the charges,â€ť the statement said.
They were sentenced to prison and released after serving their time. But the Obama administration demanded they go back into court â€śwhere they were sentenced to further time in prison under an anti-terrorism law, even though there was no evidence presented that the ranchers had planned or engaged in terrorism in any way.â€ť...
The Scripture is clear that God has chosen some out of the sinful pool of humanity to be saved. His choosing of some to salvation is called â€śelection.â€ť How does infant salvation tie into the issue of election? I believe that all babies who die are elect. I do not believe, as some do, that some babies who die are elect and go to heaven while others go to hell. I believe Christâ€™s righteousness is credited to all those who never reached the point where they could make rational decisions.
Of course people who are caught in an arsonist's fire, especially if they don't have health insurance to cover the cost of recovery, may just be getting a preview of what they're going to suffer for eternity!
ABC News wrote: ...The U.S. attorney for Oregon, Billy Williams, justified the mandatory sentences, saying they're "intended to be long enough to deter those like the Hammonds who disregard the law and place firefighters and others in jeopardy." Williams declined to comment on the pardons....