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Old 04-29-2009, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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There is no requirement for Justices of the Supreme Court to hold a law degree.
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Old 04-29-2009, 12:38 PM
 
Location: San Diego California
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I like the laws being followed. I don't like tinpot dictator sheriffs who think they can run ragged over people because they are in a position of power.

Quit name calling; it is the last resort of the ignorant.

Am I missing something Here????
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Old 04-29-2009, 12:47 PM
 
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How could anyone not agree with Arpaio? God forbid this fine upstanding sheriff do his job of enforcing the law. Liberals are like Atheists. It's not a matter of being reverant or not. They just simply refuse to be held accountable by anyone, anywhere, for anything they do.
I was with you until the bolded section. What makes you think atheists refuse to be held accountable?
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Old 04-29-2009, 12:50 PM
 
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I didn't call you a name. I called people who don't like the laws followed and since you said that you like the laws followed then you were not called a name. Stop blaming. BTW, he is doing the job that people want or he wouldn't be voted back into office as he is. I guess that others don't agree with you, thankfully.
Point taken. Apologies for the overreaction.

However, I live for the day Maricopa County wakes up and gets rid of that jerk.
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Old 04-29-2009, 12:55 PM
 
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I was with you until the bolded section. What makes you think atheists refuse to be held accountable?
As a Christian, I am accountable for my actions. And I will be held accountable by God. If an atheist doesn't believe in God, then where is the accountability structure? My analogy was simply a rebuttal to those that think Arpaio is unjust in enforcing the law. If he's unjust in doing so, then where is the accountability for those that break the law? The liberals in this thread seem to think that no accountability is warranted. I happened to think that Arpaio's work is justified. You break the law, you pay the price.
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Old 04-29-2009, 01:03 PM
 
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As a Christian, I am accountable for my actions. And I will be held accountable by God. If an atheist doesn't believe in God, then where is the accountability?
Uh...we're not dead yet. As an atheist, I'm accountable to my employer, my creditors, my co-workers, my friends, my girlfriend, my family, my pets, the IRS, local, state and federal laws, myself, etc.
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My analogy was simply a rebuttal to those that think Arpaio is unjust in enforcing the law. If he's unjust in doing so, then where is the accountability for those that break the law?
I agree with your assessment, but the analogy is false. If you believe in an afterlife, that's fine, but such a belief is irrelevant to accountability in the here and now.

Last I checked, atheists make up a smaller percentage of the prison population than the population as a whole. This would suggest that atheists are more accountable than believers.
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