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    Re: DíSouza Is Spared Prison Time for Campaign Finance Violations

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    My position on matters like these is not entirely unrelated to the principles of the social contract, which is by my interpretation a tacit agreement to create a system secure enough that people as a civilization would feel confidence in participating in that system, thereby making civilization something that can actually function. So for example we "agreed" to give up our right to murder each other over every offense and set up a justice system instead to determine the correct punishment; we agreed to give up our right to steal from others so we could enjoy the comfort in knowing that others were prohibited from stealing from us; we set up a securities and exchange commission so that the public would feel confidence in participating in the investment system, which is good for the economy as a whole. Finally, we created laws regarding campaign contributions, laws against corruption and some means of tracking votes so that the public has confidence in the Democratic process. Does this mean D'Souza's punishment should have been imprisonment? Maybe, maybe not, but the point is it's not a victimless crime because his actions were a crime against the electoral system as a whole, and if treated as unimportant or swept under the rug altogether then that in turn harms our confidence in the Democratic process.

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    When I think of the number of people in recent years that have been accused of funny business when it comes to campaign financing and support, it brings to mind certain arrogent individuals who deny, deny, deny in front of the cameras. Then I look at people like D'Souza and I must say there a level of admiration about the way he handled the whole thing. Sure, he broke the law and he is rightly paying the price, but at least he didn't get in front of the cameras and lie his ass off like so many others that come to mind.

    Here, this is what I'm talking about:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    When I think of the number of people in recent years that have been accused of funny business when it comes to campaign financing and support, it brings to mind certain arrogent individuals who deny, deny, deny in front of the cameras. Then I look at people like D'Souza and I must say there a level of admiration about the way he handled the whole thing. Sure, he broke the law and he is rightly paying the price, but at least he didn't get in front of the cameras and lie his ass off like so many others that come to mind.

    Here, this is what I'm talking about:

    "Yes, I'm guilty, but I'm being unfairly targeted."

    Scumbag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    "Yes, I'm guilty, but I'm being unfairly targeted."

    Scumbag.
    He admitted guilt and told the truth on both counts, and this qualifies as being a scumbag? He did not use the unfair targeting as an excuse for his actions.

    Sorry, but a scumbag is someone who does something wrong and doesn't have the integrity to admit their mistake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    He admitted guilt and told the truth on both counts, and this qualifies as being a scumbag?

    Sorry, but a scumbag is someone who does something wrong and doesn't have the integrity to admit their mistake.
    He qualified it by complaining he was being unfairly targeted. Scumbags do that. People with some level of integrity who are caught committing a crime know they're guilty and serve their punishment and shut the **** up. He sounds like a grade school child punished for clogging the toilets and complains that not enough other kids other were punished as well. If D'Souza were seven years old his behavior would make sense. But he's an adult so he's just a scumbag. His character is seriously piss poor.

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    Re: DíSouza Is Spared Prison Time for Campaign Finance Violations

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    He admitted guilt and told the truth on both counts, and this qualifies as being a scumbag? He did not use the unfair targeting as an excuse for his actions.

    Sorry, but a scumbag is someone who does something wrong and doesn't have the integrity to admit their mistake.
    I could agree with you that a scumbag doesn't in fact admit to their crimes. Can we compromise and agree on "low character ****weasel?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    He qualified it by complaining he was being unfairly targeted. Scumbags do that. People with some level of integrity who are caught committing a crime know they're guilty and serve their punishment and shut the **** up. He sounds like a grade school child punished for clogging the toilets and complains that not enough other other were punished as well. If D'Souza were seven years old his behavior would make sense. But he's an adult so he's just a scumbag. His character is seriously piss poor.
    He never used it as an excuse for his actions... He was singled out for prosecution and that's a fact.

    There's no excuse for breaking the law and like I said, he is now paying the price for it... At least he manned up for what he did instead of pulling a Blago or Birtha Lewis.

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    Re: DíSouza Is Spared Prison Time for Campaign Finance Violations

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    He never used it as an excuse for his actions... He was singled out for prosecution and that's a fact.

    There's no excuse for breaking the law and like I said, he is now paying the price for it... At least he manned up for what he did instead of pulling a Blago or Birtha Lewis.
    He didn't "man up," he was caught. And then after being caught he cried to the press like a little bitch that he was being unfairly targeted. He's a low character ****weasel.

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    Its like a rec center but with no ping pong. Only shuffleboard. The horror.



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