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Posted on 06/04/2013 6:44:51 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
Randy Duke Cunningham, the former North County congressman convicted of taking bribes while in office, should be a free man today.
His 100-month sentence completed, the 71-year-old Navy ace is due to be released from a halfway house in New Orleans. Attempts to reach him for comment were unsuccessful, but hes said in various letters over the years that he plans to live in Arkansas, where he has family.
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Does this mean he will guest host Hugh Hewtiss’s radio show again?
Got what he deserved. Same with Joe Paterno.
I hope he learned his lesson.
“Cunningham was nominated for the Medal of Honor, received the Navy Cross, two Silver Stars, fifteen Air Medals, the Purple Heart, and several other decorations.”
As a felon, Cunningham is prohibited from owning a gun. Last year, he asked the court to restore his firearm rights but was rebuffed.
Mr Cunninghams name is on a “list” of prohibited persons. Mr Cunningham has paid his debt to society, and should be free of the felon title as well as his individual rights being restored. I bring this to your attention so that Freepers in general are aware of the movement within the government to restrict individual rights to the maximum. Specifically where second amendment rights are concerned. How about mental health lists also containing prohibited persons, and those committing misdemeanor spouse abuse. Be very very careful about appearing on lists of any kind. Contemplated your medical history lately the list of questions one is asked to answer is more akin to an IRS intrusion than a medical history.
100 months for a bribe? Wonder what Holder and Lerner will get?
This makes this MORE sad.
Last year, he asked the court to restore his firearm rights but was rebuffed.
One might wonder what pencil necked pea brained bureaucrat actually did the rebuffing or did it make it to a judges desk?
This is the rightful consequences that real Republicans are willing to meet out to corrupt scum.
Democrats? They get promoted.
So because you were a great patriot, one has the license to become a criminal? BTW, we are an active duty Navy Officer’s family.
Cunningham was the Congressman for my Congressional District. I volunteered to do some work at his local office. His staffers seemed to act very standoffish and somewhat hostile, so I decided to not go back to do any more volunteer work. The whole situation just didn’t feel right. Decades later, we discovered there was good reason to suspect there was something wrong going on. The bottomline is that Randy Cunningham earned distinction as a naval airman, and then he proceeded to betray his citizen constituents and the Republic. It should always be remembered that being a war hero or other prominent person does not give a person the right to betray fellow citizens. Benedict Arnold was one of the key people whose bravery made the American Revolutionary War victory possible, yet he remains a traitor who earned the death penalty for betraying the very cause he made possible.
Bet you can answer that question with only one hand with the end of the thumb and first finger touching one another.
Depends who you're asking.
I agree w/ you completely. sad
“Depends who you’re asking” What is THAT supposed to men?!
once one of my heroes...
Had Duke been a dem, he would likely still be in office.
>> “Incredibly sad what this man did. ...sigh...” <<
What this man did is no worse than what each and every senator does daily, trading on insider information at the expense of legitimate investors.
No worse than most congressmen do juggling their office expense budgets, and hireing relatives to do essentially nothing.
You’re completely correct.
“Youre completely correct.”
High praise from an early ninety eighter. Thanks, it’s good to be right once in a while.