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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    Why should I have outrage? It is up to the voters if they elect the person or not. Sheriff Victor Hill of Clayton County, Georgia was pending trial for a 22 count indictment when he won another term. I didn't see anything wrong with him winning. If that's whom the people want. Joe Arpaio is a different situation. He wasn't convicted of any felony. He hasn't lost his right to carry a gun, vote, or run.
    So, you support republican criminals when they run for office? Can't say that I'm surprised. Arpaio is a know racist and asshole, easy to see why he is a hero to you. Trump and company will likely soon be in this camp of criminals; doubt is changes your support though, you seem to side with lawbreakers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    Pay attention to what I type. He went to JAIL while still a Congressman. He was arrested June 23, 2007, also in December 1999, and October 2012.
    So the only time he was convicted was in 2013, The other arrests didn’t result in trials or convictions. So while in office he was never a convicted Felon because the only conviction on record is from 2013, Thanks for confirming they never voted in a convicted Felon.The election was in 2012 and the trial was 2013. He resigned before the conviction. Don’t talk to me about arrests where no charges were laid or resulted in no convictions. Anybody can get arrested for talking or laughing or demonstrating. It doesn’t mean much unless it results in a conviction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Idiocracat View Post
    You were obviously tap dancing.
    I'm not tap dancing at all. Let me be perfectly clear for those that like to assume things, mostly incorrectly. I have no problems with felons (after serving their sentence) voting. However, I believe it is a state issue and each state should be free to make their own law on it. I have no problem with a felon running for office. Hell, Keith Judd almost won the Democrat Primary in West Virginia against President Obama. He was serving time in federal prison at the time. The voters get to decide if that person should be in office. Is that clear enough even for the most obtuse in the forum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly5 View Post
    So, you support republican criminals when they run for office? Can't say that I'm surprised. Arpaio is a know racist and asshole, easy to see why he is a hero to you. Trump and company will likely soon be in this camp of criminals; doubt is changes your support though, you seem to side with lawbreakers.
    First of all, Joe Arpaio is not a convicted felon. He's been convicted of a misdemeanor. A pretty low misdemeanor at that. Now, my question to you is do you feel that criminal conviction, whether misdemeanor or felony should preclude someone from being allowed to run for public office? Does this just apply to Republicans? What about a misdemeanor DUI or a pot possession? A bad check? Don't the voters get to decide that question? Tell me why we should deny any American citizen the right to run for the office of their choosing? Running for the office, isn't winning.

    Just because I support someone's right to run for an office that they are legally allowed to run for, doesn't mean that I support the individual candidates. I don't care which party they choose to run in and I don't care what they were convicted of. That is the choice of the voters in that district, county, or state's issue. Again, tell me why you think that anyone convicted of a misdemeanor or felony should be precluded from running for public office.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eve1 View Post
    So the only time he was convicted was in 2013, The other arrests didn’t result in trials or convictions. So while in office he was never a convicted Felon because the only conviction on record is from 2013, Thanks for confirming they never voted in a convicted Felon.The election was in 2012 and the trial was 2013. He resigned before the conviction. Don’t talk to me about arrests where no charges were laid or resulted in no convictions. Anybody can get arrested for talking or laughing or demonstrating. It doesn’t mean much unless it results in a conviction.
    Again, you missed it. Read carefully. NO where did I say that he was in office after he was convicted. I said that he was in jail while in office as a Congressman. That is a true statement. You really need to read and understand.

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    RW conservatives...
    They are Ok with convicted criminals running for public office, helping to run cities, states, the federal government, writing and voting on legislation.
    BUT, they better not try to use our ER's or apply for "welfare."

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    Quote Originally Posted by LT Greenbean View Post
    I agree. Convicted criminals should NOT have the right vote, own guns, or run for office. Once convicted, you must remain a criminal. Well said
    So you don't think a criminal can ever fully pay for his crime?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly5 View Post
    So, you support republican criminals when they run for office? Can't say that I'm surprised. Arpaio is a know racist and asshole, easy to see why he is a hero to you. Trump and company will likely soon be in this camp of criminals; doubt is changes your support though, you seem to side with lawbreakers.
    I want you to tell me why you think that any citizen should not be allowed to run for office? Spell it out. Joe Arpaio is a misdemeanant. Should we exclude all misdemeanants from running for public office? Someone who jumped a turnstile on the subway? Someone who stole candy from a store? Someone who smoked a blunt? My point is why shouldn't they be allowed to run? Can you give a reason that they should not? It is up to the voters on whether they get elected or not. Keith Judd ran for President as a Democrat from prison. Many people have run who have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor. Do you think that right should be taken away from those that have offended?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eve1 View Post
    So the only time he was convicted was in 2013, The other arrests didn’t result in trials or convictions. So while in office he was never a convicted Felon because the only conviction on record is from 2013, Thanks for confirming they never voted in a convicted Felon.The election was in 2012 and the trial was 2013. He resigned before the conviction. Don’t talk to me about arrests where no charges were laid or resulted in no convictions. Anybody can get arrested for talking or laughing or demonstrating. It doesn’t mean much unless it results in a conviction.
    The arrest was prior to the election. He didn't campaign at all and still won reelection. They were voting for an accused felon who was out on bond, actually house arrest, I believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    RW conservatives...
    They are Ok with convicted criminals running for public office, helping to run cities, states, the federal government, writing and voting on legislation.
    BUT, they better not try to use our ER's or apply for "welfare."
    Do you feel that everyone convicted of a misdemeanor or felony should not be allowed to ever run for public office again?

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