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Laelth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 10:01 PM
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2. They're private employees working for private employers.
The teams are privately owned. The government has no power to tell a private employer who they can and can not hire.

I.e. ... the question you pose strikes me as irrelevant. "We the People" can not control the employment decisions of sports team owners. So why bother asking us what we think team owners ought to do. They're not listening to us.


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  -Should professional sports players be banned for life if they are convicted of rape? ZombieHorde  Aug-14-09 09:56 PM   #0 
  - I think a regular citizen should be banned from life if convicted of rape.  trumad   Aug-14-09 09:58 PM   #1 
  - They're private employees working for private employers.  Laelth   Aug-14-09 10:01 PM   #2 
  - People have changed company policy through boycotts or even the threat of boycotts.  ZombieHorde   Aug-14-09 10:07 PM   #6 
  - How about this as a poll question?  Laelth   Aug-14-09 10:18 PM   #10 
     - I might make that poll.  ZombieHorde   Aug-14-09 10:27 PM   #11 
  - These so-called privately owned teams operate under specific government exclusions from  Greyhound   Aug-15-09 10:18 AM   #25 
     - That's news to me.  Laelth   Aug-15-09 08:16 PM   #30 
        - It is true, check it out for yourself. Professional sports is another representation of  Greyhound   Aug-16-09 09:16 AM   #34 
           - Interesting. I'll have to look into that. Thanks. n/t  Laelth   Aug-16-09 10:36 AM   #35 
  - Anyone convicted should serve several decades without parole. When released, if they can compete, go  jody   Aug-14-09 10:02 PM   #3 
  - I agree.  surrealAmerican   Aug-15-09 10:24 AM   #27 
  - ANYONE convicted of rape should either spend life on prison or be executed, depending on the laws  Zavulon   Aug-14-09 10:04 PM   #4 
  - Yes. But, they should be in prison so long that it would go without question  flvegan   Aug-14-09 10:05 PM   #5 
  - Should be allowed to play on the prison team for life. nt  Obamanaut   Aug-14-09 10:09 PM   #7 
  - Is this 1 of those "Feminist Fight" threads ?  FreakinDJ   Aug-14-09 10:11 PM   #8 
  - No. I am just fascinated by sports fans. nt  ZombieHorde   Aug-14-09 10:13 PM   #9 
  - Yes. And also pros convicted of dog fighting. n/t  Kceres   Aug-14-09 10:31 PM   #12 
  - Nonsense  OutNow   Aug-14-09 10:39 PM   #13 
  - Your argument is not against the question.  ZombieHorde   Aug-15-09 12:07 AM   #16 
  - Two faults in your logic;  Greyhound   Aug-15-09 10:23 AM   #26 
  - Nope.  Iggo   Aug-14-09 11:02 PM   #14 
  - no  paulsby   Aug-14-09 11:18 PM   #15 
  - No, but I doubt that a rapist is a great shill for shoes, sports drinks, etc...  mitchum   Aug-15-09 12:17 AM   #17 
  - Big Ben?  Dramarama   Aug-15-09 12:20 AM   #18 
  - I don't get it. nt  ZombieHorde   Aug-15-09 09:46 AM   #22 
  - If I did jail time for a felony, I wouldn't be hired by most employers  XemaSab   Aug-15-09 12:21 AM   #19 
  - There's always some guy that hasn't raped somebody  juno jones   Aug-15-09 04:25 AM   #20 
  - No. What is needed to stop rape is more convictions.  Donald Ian Rankin   Aug-15-09 05:32 AM   #21 
  - No  Brooklyns_Finest   Aug-15-09 10:05 AM   #23 
  - "I think it has something to do with Mike Vick, because to the best of my knowledge,"  ZombieHorde   Aug-15-09 10:14 AM   #24 
  - Yes.  Greyhound   Aug-15-09 10:24 AM   #28 
  - YES. DUH! nt.  Strong Atheist   Aug-15-09 10:46 AM   #29 
  - I think they should be serving a very long sentence - long enough  JerseygirlCT   Aug-15-09 08:38 PM   #31 
  - Depends on the situation  ShadowLiberal   Aug-15-09 08:42 PM   #32 
     - I agree there are situations that are not actually rape even though they are labeled rape. nt  ZombieHorde   Aug-15-09 10:12 PM   #33 

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