John Edwards: "While I do not believe I did any thing that was illegal..."

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    John Edwards: "While I do not believe I did any thing that was illegal, I did an awful lot that was wrong."


    :dunno: If it's wrong, why ain't it illegal? :eusa_think: Hell, for that matter, if it ain't illegal, why is it wrong?
     
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    I reiterate.....

    If it ain't illegal, why is it 'wrong'?

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    If it's 'wrong', why ain't it illegal?
     
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    I can think of plenty of actions that I consider to be wrong that I don't think should be illegal by any stretch of the imagination. So to answer your second question, not everything wrong is illegal because if it was, we would all have a criminal record or be locked up!
     
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    So what you're saying is that one man's 'Wrong' could be another man's 'Righteous'?



    If everyone adopts that kind of attitude, what's to become of all the right-wing busy-bodies and all the left-wing crusaders? :dunno:
     
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    I guess they'd all have to go join a bowling club or something.
     
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    :eusa_think: Do they have the balls for that?
     
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    I think he did stuff that was illegal, they just couldn't prove it. There's a difference between being innocent and being found not guilty cuz the law was poorly written and hard to prosecute. He's definitely a world class asshole though.
     
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    Let's apply that same standard to George "The Killer" Zimmerman...shall we?

    So where does he stand on the weights?
     
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    Don't know that there's enough evidence to convict Zimmerman of anything either. IMHO he was told not to pursue Trayvon but did anyway; I don't think he was innocent of any wrongdoing, you don't follow somebody with a gun when the cops tell you not to, but as with Edwards the Florida law is not exactly straight forward. I do think the police should've drug tested him and kept his firearm at least until a full investigation was completed.
     

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