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  •  I am not exaggerating the liklihood of anything (1+ / 0-)
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    I don't believe he will get the maximum penalty, I think the case against him is very weak and I think it will eventually get dismissed but that does not make it any less outrageous.  The fact that a person is being treated like a criminal that needs to be locked up for 90 days is sickening and it is unconstitutional to treat someone differently because of political reasons.  They would never threaten anyone with jail for honking at a football game but they are threatening jail time here, it is unconstitutional for them to prosecute differently based on the content of the speech and that is exactly what they are doing.

    •  "I already agree with that." NT (0+ / 0-)

      "The true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals." - Barack Obama

      by HeyMikey on Mon Sep 14, 2009 at 06:26:25 PM PDT

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      •  Good, I am glad you agree I wasn't exaggerating (1+ / 0-)
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        •  Have it both ways. (0+ / 0-)

          A.

          I don't believe he will get the maximum penalty, I think the case against him is very weak and I think it will eventually get dismissed

          vs.

          B.

          Yesterday one of my friends learned that he was facing three months in jail and a $1,000 fine.

          Both from you.

          B is much scarier than A, don't you think?

          "The true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals." - Barack Obama

          by HeyMikey on Tue Sep 15, 2009 at 08:19:19 AM PDT

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          •  Both statements are perfectly accurate (0+ / 0-)

            He is facing three months in jail and a $1,000 fine, I also think he will most likely win his case.  These are not contradictions or exaggerations.  The very fact that they are pursuing these charges is outrageous even if he does not get the maximum sentence.

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