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Old 04-09-2006, 11:03 PM   #1
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A statement

The Democrats have all the sex scandals, the Republicans have all the money scandals.





(This is an attempt to have a semi-humorous thread in here...lighten things up a bit)


I personally am proud to be in the party with the sex scandals...
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I realize that it was intended with levity, but here is a question. Knowing both are wrong, and if taken personally, which would worry you more in front of a spouse? A parent?
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I realize that it was intended with levity, but here is a question. Knowing both are wrong, and if taken personally, which would worry you more in front of a spouse? A parent?
Well in front of a spouse obviously the sex scandal would hurt more.

But a sin is a sin.

I find it very funny how America treats one so much worse than another.

As a politician, in the long run money scandals hurt many more people than a sex scandal.

But sex scandal hits home harder.
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I realize that it was intended with levity, but here is a question. Knowing both are wrong, and if taken personally, which would worry you more in front of a spouse? A parent?


A parent?

We are not voting for a Daddy.

It does seem like some want a parent
and put blind trust in their choice.
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The idea is accountability. Many want to be accountable to their parents.
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The idea is accountability. Many want to be accountable to their parents.
If I'm understanding you correctly, you're saying this is OK?

The relationship between a child and parent is a unique relationship and shouldn't be a model for any other relationship.
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The idea is accountability. Many want to be accountable to their parents.

Do you mean you want to be accountable to God?


I don't want to be accountable to an elected official

and I don't care if they have problems in their marriage

I do care if they are corrupt.
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Sex rarely hurts anyone. Stealing or misapropriating money violates the principles of taxation.
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Nobody died when Clinton lied.
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Sex rarely hurts anyone. .


Are you kidding me right now?
It most certainly does hurt. It
hurts in more ways than you will
ever know. It hurts in ways that
cause scars that last forever. It
is never forgotten, hardly forgiveable.
It embarrasses SO's, spouses,
families, political parties, states,
and the country. It is humiliating.

Sure it is easier to prove something more
material such as stolen money or assets.
That is something that can be tried and
the perpetrator punished with fines, jail
time etc. Sex is different. It hurts in an entirely
different way.
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Sex between mutually consenting adults is not by definition harm.

Taking other peoples money and spending it against the reasons that they payed it is much more of a violation.
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Sex between mutually consenting adults is not by definition harm.

Taking other peoples money and spending it against the reasons that they payed it is much more of a violation.
I agree.

The first, if it involves infidelity (or a similar breech of trust), is painful for the individuals involved, but has little effect on the running of a government (which is the context in which we are discussing it here).

The second, however, is a violation of the actual position the person was elected/hired for -- which is the running of a government. And that hurts far more people than someone screwing around.
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I agree.

The first, if it involves infidelity (or a similar breech of trust), is painful for the individuals involved, but has little effect on the running of a government (which is the context in which we are discussing it here).

The second, however, is a violation of the actual position the person was elected/hired for -- which is the running of a government. And that hurts far more people than someone screwing around.
nicely put
you do not run a country with having a lovely wife and 2 perfect children and a dog. You better make damn sure you do not abuse the trust placed on you. It is your JOB you get PAID for by the very people that ultimately depend on you.
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The idea is accountability. Many want to be accountable to their parents.
Every parent glows when their child embezzles and mismanages money.

But how dare they have sex!

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Every parent glows when their child embezzles and mismanages money.

But how dare they have sex!

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