Presidential Candidate Pledges to Pardon Snowden, Ulbricht on First Day

Arvin Vohra, Libertarian Candidate for President, has pledged to pardon all nonviolent prisoners who harmed no one else on day one.
BETHESDA, Md. - July 25, 2018 - PRLog -- Arvin Vohra, Libertarian Party presidential candidate who is seeking the 2020 nomination, announced today that on the first day of his presidency, he will pardon Edward Snowden, Ross Ulbricht, and all prisoners who have neither harmed anyone nor stolen anything. As part of his pledge to take on the role of Pardoner-in-Chief on his very first day, he pledged to pardon all nonviolent drug users, drug sellers, drug traffickers, kingpins (like Ulbricht), those with weapons charges, cryptocurrency law violators, those in jail for prostitution related charges, and all others who have neither harmed anyone or stolen anything.

This represents a major change from the 2016 Libertarian Party Nominee, Gary Johnson, who indicated that he would, at most, "look into pardoning", some of these key figures. Johnson, however, was unwilling to make any clear pledges, nor take the position of pardoning all prisoners who have neither harmed anyone else nor stolen anything.

Vohra has been a controversial figure within the Libertarian Party, largely because of his absolute opposition to all parts of the welfare state, including public schools. Vohra said, "Public schools are the most expensive and most damaging part of the welfare state. I'll do everything I can to defund them, along with all other parts of the welfare state, and abolish the income tax."

His plan to take on the role of "Pardoner in Chief" was largely inspired by Edward Snowden and Ross Ulbricht. Vohra indicated that, "Snowden is an American hero. Ulbricht is a groundbreaking tech innovator. Both should be free."

Vohra indicates that he hopes that others will follow his example by using  Jury Nullification to say "not guilty". According to Vohra, "Jurors have the moral obligation to judge the validity of the law, not just the facts of the case. Jury nullification, where jurors declare the law itself illegitimate, is what established freedom of press in America, among other key freedoms. Citizens should work to nullify bad laws, including the entire War on Drugs, by saying not guilty to any victimless 'crimes'"

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