That is incorrect. Without voting directly on policy, a Democracy is not a Democracy. So, for example, the budget couldn't be passed by Congress, but by referendum.It's the single fundamental right to a democracy because without voting it isn't a democracy.
Well, no. Voting can be restricted except for certain reasons. "You committed a felony" being pretty good justification.And in every one of those cases, the burden is on others to justify restricting a right, not on me to justify why I should have it in the first place.
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
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Considering most felonies are non-violent, victimless crimes, and in some cases, frivolous, I tend to agree.
I would be much more sympathetic to the idea of felons being treated more harshly, even after completing their sentences, if being a felon meant what it used to—someone who has willfully committed a particularly serious crime. But our body of laws has become so complex and convoluted, that the average American unwittingly commits three felonies per day. Under our corrupt legal system, the only legal difference between you and I and someone who has been convicted of a felony is that we haven't been caught.
Now, having said all that, I'll say this as well. Anyone who thinks that Mr. Holder's motive in proposing that ex-felons be given their voting rights is anything but blatantly partisan is an ignorant fool. The Democratic party is the party of criminals. Voting rights for convicted criminals means more Democratic votes. Mr. Holder knows damn well that convicted felons, allowed to vote, will vote overwhelming in favor of the Democrats; and that is why he favors it. If criminals were more likely to vote Republican, you know that he would be solidly opposed to allowing them to vote, as long as he could claim any rational justification for denying that right to them.
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We can be Godless and free. • “Social justice” through forced redistribution of wealth. • Silencing religious opinions counts as “diversity”. • Freedom without moral and personal responsibility. • Civilization can survive the intentional undermining of the family.