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    Re: DeLay convicted of money laundering charges

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    i'm starting to think you have a serious comprehension problem, as you can't seem to understand that we are not talking about the recent rounds of elections....we are talking about tom delay, as difficult as it is for you, please stay on topic.
    What is this case all about, randel? What was DeLay convicted of doing? It was you talking about "defeating the will of the people" which just goes to show that you don't understand what DeLay was convicted of doing and the recent TX election results prove that. Do you know what redistricting is? Do you understand the difference between voting for a Representative and the total vote in the state? Think redistricting had anything to do with the total vote in the state?

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    Re: Ex-House Leader DeLay Found Guilty in Texas Case

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    No one likes to be criticized, no question about it however, it is part of life just like it is a responsibility of all to admit when wrong which I will do if this verdict isn't overturned. Too many here believe it was a miscarriage of justice and will be overturned so I am waiting for the case to play out, not the current verdict as that isn't the end of the issue.

    I simply pointed out the rhetoric coming out of Houston from open minded attorneys and not political ideologues on either side. I also pointed out the actual election results which had nothing to do with redistricting as some would have you believe. The total vote IS the will of the people. Tom DeLay had nothing to do with generating the total vote.

    I have never been to Logan but I have been to Austin. It is in the Hill Country of TX and is indeed a nice area, just too far left for me and expensive. I just wish the rich liberal billionaires and supporters would put their money where their mouth is and send extra contributions to the govt. instead of trying to spread liberal misery equally to all others.
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    Re: Ex-House Leader DeLay Found Guilty in Texas Case

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    one man's liberal misery is another man's spreading the wealth....
    Do you realize that it is the individual's choice to spread the wealth, not the Government's?

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    Re: Ex-House Leader DeLay Found Guilty in Texas Case

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    Do you realize that it is the individual's choice to spread the wealth, not the Government's?
    You do understand the role of the individual in a representative democracy don't you?
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    Re: Ex-House Leader DeLay Found Guilty in Texas Case

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    You do understand the role of the individual in a representative democracy don't you?
    Absolutely but none of that negates the total vote of the state which is the true will of the majority of people in that state. How did Tom DeLay affect the total will of the people of TX?

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    Re: Ex-House Leader DeLay Found Guilty in Texas Case

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    You do understand the role of the individual in a representative democracy don't you?
    you do understand that we have way too much representation for those who do not suffer taxation and that was anathema to those who founded the country.

    it works well for your dem masters though



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    Re: Ex-House Leader DeLay Found Guilty in Texas Case

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Absolutely but none of that negates the total vote of the state which is the true will of the majority of people in that state. How did Tom DeLay affect the total will of the people of TX?
    he didn't, this prosecution was a classic case of "gotcha" and I believe that the prosecution will take some serious hits on appeal



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    Re: Ex-House Leader DeLay Found Guilty in Texas Case

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    Absolutely but none of that negates the total vote of the state which is the true will of the majority of people in that state. How did Tom DeLay affect the total will of the people of TX?
    Tom Delay was accused of breaking the law and representatives of the People of Texas prosecuted him. Last time I looked, even the great state of Texas had not put criminal prosecutions up for a popular vote. Or have I missed that one?
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    Re: Ex-House Leader DeLay Found Guilty in Texas Case

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    you do understand that we have way too much representation for those who do not suffer taxation and that was anathema to those who founded the country.

    it works well for your dem masters though
    You just can't keep from going to that rope factory and filling up the truck can you? "too much representation" - its really amazing.
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    Re: Ex-House Leader DeLay Found Guilty in Texas Case

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    he didn't, this prosecution was a classic case of "gotcha" and I believe that the prosecution will take some serious hits on appeal
    That seems to be the belief of most attorneys in Houston. I couldn't believe that DeLay allowed the trial to happen in Austin and didn't fight for a change in venue.

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