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Thread #78496   Message #1413467
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
17-Feb-05 - 07:04 PM
Thread Name: 5 Dems to Stand Trial for Slashing GOP Tires
Subject: RE: 5 Dems to Stand Trial for Slashing GOP Tires
One reason for the different scale of reaction might be the different scale of the offence.   

When people interfere with elections - either in this daft way, or in the organised and coordinated way it is sometimes done, where tens of thousands of peole are deprived of the vote by corrupt officials - that is an offence to all honest citizens, regardless of their voting preferance.

I would quite agree with Doug that, if people see that kind of thing as excusable or unimportant, just because their own side might benefit, that is disgraceful. In fact, when it their own side that benefits, that is the time an honourable citizen will get most angry. Don't you agree, Doug? Wasn't that why you were so vociferous in denouncing that kind of thing, for example in regards to what happened in Florida in 2000?