Buying pardons has precedent. In medieval Europe, a pardoner raised church funds by selling pardons. It’s one of the main causes of the Reformation that divided the aforementioned Europe. We may forgive, but only God forgives all. Julian Borger reports, “Trump has also been reported to be exploring the possibility of issuing pardons to family members and other associates found to have broken the law, including even pardoning himself, a stretch of executive prerogative into uncharted territory.” (Guardian, 5 August) Trump would play God. He is explaining to us how he has forgiven himself every day of his life, unreformed.