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    Re: Tom DeLay Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    Are you for the draft then and conscripts? That should bring our military costs in line with most other nations.
    If it's a universal draft, no exceptions, everyone serves, then stays in a reserve kind of like they do in Israel and in Switzerland, it might be a good thing.

    And if we'd go back to the Constitution and not get involved in undeclared wars, it just might work.
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    Re: Tom DeLay Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    Al Capone was convicted of tax evasion. That is what they could prove. The same principle applies to Tom Delay. He was guilty of a litany of crimes too.
    I guess innocent until proven guilty means little to you!
    Delay was very Machiavellian in his duties, and not a nice guy,
    but for the Democrats to use the legal system improperly is also wrong.

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    Re: Tom DeLay Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Still there. But we fought in both places.
    Are you calling the One a liar? How can we be fighting a war when the One says it is over?

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    Re: Tom DeLay Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    If it's a universal draft, no exceptions, everyone serves, then stays in a reserve kind of like they do in Israel and in Switzerland, it might be a good thing.

    And if we'd go back to the Constitution and not get involved in undeclared wars, it just might work.
    Awesome. Write your congress critter and demand it.

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    Re: Tom DeLay Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    Are you calling the One a liar? How can we be fighting a war when the One says it is over?
    You're the fellow calling Obama "The One," and not me. he's no different than any other politician. He was merely the better option.

    Now, read the word "fought." It is different than fighting.

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    Re: Tom DeLay Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    I guess innocent until proven guilty means little to you!
    I guess guilty means little to you. He was guilty and sentenced to 3 years.

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    Re: Tom DeLay Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    I guess guilty means little to you. He was guilty and sentenced to 3 years.
    No, Guilty still means guilty, I was commenting on the statement
    "He was guilty of a litany of crimes too"
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    He is only guilty of the crimes he has been found guilty of,
    (moving corporate donated money to local political races)
    His methodology of moving the money(by check) was not illegal in 2002, when the activity occurred,
    It was made illegal in 2005.

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    Re: Tom DeLay Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    No, Guilty still means guilty, I was commenting on the statement
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    He is only guilty of the crimes he has been found guilty of,
    (moving corporate donated money to local political races)
    His methodology of moving the money(by check) was not illegal in 2002, when the activity occurred,
    It was made illegal in 2005.
    Ok, I can agree there. My apologies for jumping the gun on you there. There are some that still don't believe Delay is guilty (of the crimes he was sentenced for).

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    Re: Tom DeLay Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Ok, I can agree there. My apologies for jumping the gun on you there. There are some that still don't believe Delay is guilty (of the crimes he was sentenced for).

    Well now, hold on a minute....If the thing he was convicted of was legal at the point in time that it occurred, but then years later charges brought, and conviction rendered on something that wasn't illegal at the time it happened, then something is terribly wrong here.
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    Re: Tom DeLay Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Well now, hold on a minute....If the thing he was convicted of was legal at the point in time that it occurred, but then years later charges brought, and conviction rendered on something that wasn't illegal at the time it happened, then something is terribly wrong here.
    And this is the basis of his appeal, I think he stands a good chance, as long as the appeal does not happen in Travis county.

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