Comments on: Perry’s indictment: Crime and punishment, Texas-style http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/08/27/perrys-indictment-crime-and-punishment-texas-style/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: KDupre http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/08/27/perrys-indictment-crime-and-punishment-texas-style/#comment-91189 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:34:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=33946#comment-91189 The Democrats are infamous for prosecuting politicians whom they consider a threat and who are ultimately found to be innocent.

According to news reports, the legislation Gov. Perry vetoed could have been immediately overturned by the legislature so one can only think this is another nuisance lawsuit designed to get rid of a political opponent.

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By: carolyn_ross http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/08/27/perrys-indictment-crime-and-punishment-texas-style/#comment-91178 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 06:45:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=33946#comment-91178 Pery knows what hes doing, in Texas Senate has the power to try the Governor of Texas for offenses, and only the Texas House of Representatives has the power to indict
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By: RickMessick http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/08/27/perrys-indictment-crime-and-punishment-texas-style/#comment-91097 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:16:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=33946#comment-91097 The Perry indictment is the result of two vague laws that give prosecutors enormous discretion over what conduct to declare “corrupt.” As long as the Texas legislature leaves these laws the way they are, we can expect more efforts to criminalize politics. Why doesn’t the legislature narrow their reach?

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By: AlanKeyes http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/08/27/perrys-indictment-crime-and-punishment-texas-style/#comment-91056 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:13:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=33946#comment-91056 Do you think Perry has handled the indictment well? According to the Texas Constitution, only the Texas Senate has the power to try the Governor of Texas for offenses, and only the Texas House of Representatives has the power to indict (i.e., charge or accuse) him for those offenses. That’s what the constitution’s provisions for impeachment are all about. By presenting himself to Travis County authorities he actually aided and abetted the DA’s violation of the Texas Constitution. And he did so knowingly, since in his own court filing he cites the “separation of powers” logic of the Texas Constitution, which is the basis for what I’ve just said.
Gov. Perry may be temporarily boosting his own image and serving his own electoral ambitions. But cooperating in a process that turns the Texas Constitution into scrap paper deeply damages the people of Texas, whose constitutional sovereignty is thereby discarded. This sacrifice of the common good in pursuit of political advantage is the besetting sin that is deeply corrupting our politics, across the board. Constitution minded patriots should take this seriously. I discuss this fully in an article found at this link-: http://dld.bz/dwnKZ

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By: Vertigo http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/08/27/perrys-indictment-crime-and-punishment-texas-style/#comment-91039 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 06:51:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=33946#comment-91039 “Have you ever seen anyone look as relaxed and happy in their mug shot as Rick Perry?”

Happy? His face appears to me to portray an air of smug arrogance. The quintessential ugly American. An ideal president to galvanize even more of the world against the U.S. A bully/creep. Do not buy a used car from this man.

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By: ThomasShaf http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/08/27/perrys-indictment-crime-and-punishment-texas-style/#comment-91011 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:38:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=33946#comment-91011 Barff!

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