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Fla Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-27-07 03:45 PM
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263. Excess is relative.....damn right.
At what point should the Edwards give all their wealth to support the world. They've earned the wealth they have. It wasn't given to them. Why can't they live in the style they so please to do so. Since when is it a crime for people to accumulate wealth and spend it on themselves. Now if they earned it dishonestly, or on the backs of others, or by ruining the environment, or other nefarious means of accumulating wealth, then you might have a gripe. But, the bulk of their wealth was from helping ordinary citizens win law suits from big corporations.

I applaud you for the work and sacrifices you have done and made for the well being of others. It is truly commendable.

The fact that John Edwards speaks out for the less fortunate of the world, does not then require him to wear sack cloth and live in a hut. HE should be applauded for what he does, what he stands for and the lives that are better for that. He should not be condemned because he enjoys the fruits of his wealth.

Besides, I see the land he has encompassed in the property to be land saved from further development.
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