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Thread: Washington state felons should have voting rights, federal court rules

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    Re: Washington state felons should have voting rights, federal court rules

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
    Incidentally, what does committing felonies have to do with the right to vote? Can anybody explain to me why felons lose voting rights?
    Do you mean in terms of the reasoning behind taking away their right to vote, or the legal mechanism that allows the state to do so?

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    Re: Washington state felons should have voting rights, federal court rules

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Do you mean in terms of the reasoning behind taking away their right to vote, or the legal mechanism that allows the state to do so?
    The reasoning

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    Re: Washington state felons should have voting rights, federal court rules

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
    The reasoning
    Felons have shown that they are willing to ignore the rules of society.
    As such, they have no place in deciding what those rules are.

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    Re: Washington state felons should have voting rights, federal court rules

    It's the common law concept of having committed a felony means you've breached your social contract with the state. Thus, you forfeit some or all of your rights under that contract.
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