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Old 04 Oct 2004, 10:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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In a sane world, you wouldn't need to explain why felons should be allowed to vote. But today, if you have enough votes to swing elections, somebody ** cough cough ** Democrats Got-Dammit ** cough cough ** will rush to embrace you.

In this case, we have MLK's widow, Coretta Scott King, tying the rights of gang-bangers, murderers, crackheads, and serial rapists to the Civil Rights movement....

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"Ending the disenfranchisement of convicted felons is part of the unfinished business of the civil rights movement, Coretta Scott King said at an NAACP event marking the 40th anniversary of the Portland chapter in Maine.

During her keynote address Saturday night, King emphasized the need for political empowerment as a way to help minorities achieve gains in areas such as jobs and education.

She said that in a democracy, the right to vote should be absolute and should not, as in some states, be withheld from felons who have completed their prison sentences or remain free on probation or parole.

"Something is very wrong with laws that prevent any citizen from experiencing his or her democratic right, even when they have paid their debt to society," she told the crowd."
So sorry to "Disenfranchise" you stinking rats....

Don't ya love that line, "they have paid their debt to society"? Yeah, I wonder if Coretta Scott King would let her grandchildren stay at a day care that had several child molesters who had "paid their debt to society" working there? Would she leave a teenage niece alone with a rapist who had "paid (his) debt to society"? Ms. King was at an NAACP event and I wonder if they'd be willing to hire some people who had "paid their debt to society" for embezzling to handle their books?

What could go wrong? I mean there isn't any difference between people who "paid their debt to society" and the rest of us who have never committed a felony right?

Wrong!

We can let people out of jail, we don't have to keep them in there forever, but we should use common sense when they get out. I'm a huge proponent of the 2nd Amendment, but I don't want Joe the "Pistol Whippin' Rapist" to be able to buy a handgun when he gets out jail. Furthermore, I fully approve of Charley "the Child Molester" having to warn people in his neighborhood that he's a sex offender. Taking precautions like these with felons is basic common sense that protects society from criminals.

And one of the best ways to protect society from influence of known criminals is denying them the right to vote. Sure, maybe some people think John Walker Lindh, Charles Manson, John Hinckley, Jonathan Pollard, Terry Nichols, & their lesser known ilk should be able to vote if and when they ever get out of prison, but it's not in America's interest to have people like that voting...

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Old 05 Oct 2004, 03:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I would rather give a felon the right to smoke in prison before I gave them the right to vote. Smoking will kill them quicker wouldn't it? It also helps some of them keep their sanity.

But what gets me is, the same idiots that want felons to vote also want to extend voting rights to illegal immigrants. Our country is turning to shit and it's because of the ACLU and the far left liberal socialists.
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Old 05 Oct 2004, 10:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It'd be nice if they were as concerned about ppl serving in the military get their votes counted.
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Old 06 Oct 2004, 12:21 AM   #4 (permalink)
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It'd be nice if they were as concerned about ppl serving in the military get their votes counted.
Especially since 70% of the military supports Bush.
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Especially since 70% of the military supports Bush.
How can we prove that the military supports either candidate. Please don't say polls cause polls for me now are toilet paper.
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The felons should be able to vote. At least here because the candidates are all criminals anyway.
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The felons should be able to vote. At least here because the candidates are all criminals anyway.


That would be a sense of poetic justice to me.


Anyway, there are certain degrees of felony. I'm all for people convicted of sex crimes or first degree murder not being allowed to vote. But someone can be convicted of felony assault for shoving a guy into a wall during a fight, be called a felon and not be allowed to vote for the remainder of their life. Hell, I was arrested for a felony for a situation similar to that.

I'd rather some restraint and some logical thought be used when making this kind of decision as not to deny people a right they really don't deserve to lose.
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^ So basically, a case by case basis or blanketly by the crime?
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^ So basically, a case by case basis or blanketly by the crime?

I guess other than the big three ( premeditated murder, rape, child molestation) a case by case basis. Two people could be charged for the same crime, but for different reasons. Someone could beat someone with a bat and I could get in a fight and the guy could fall down some stairs in the process, but we would be charged with the same crime.
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