Second off what does the color of skin or income level have to do with it? So murder isn't murder when people of those categories are involved?
Third off, only 2 states do not restore voting rights at some point in time. Serve time and complete probation and that's enough to get most ex felons their right to vote back.
To be honest I have a lot more sympathy for the close to 60.000.000 innocent babies who are defenseless in the womb and have been legally murdered since 1972........It kind of pales the 6,000,000 convicts who have murdered and raped innocent people. Why don't you lefties ever defend them?
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Point is, we're not stupid. It's a transparent strategy to remove the one ability they have to tangibly exercise a voice in their community and remove a political undesirable.
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Voting rights for felons on the table in several states
And good news from Kentucky, which looks like it's on the track to re-enfranchising their ex-felons.
Kentucky could be heading for a historic change this year as it moves closer to abolishing its law banning felons from voting, thanks to a bipartisan effort in the state Capitol and a big assist from Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul.
The state has long had among the most restrictive felon voting rules, thus disenfranchising a high percentage of its voting-age population. Black residents have been disproportionately affected — more than one in five of voting age cannot cast a ballot.
Rambling aside, you haven't made any good argument why those who break the law should be able to make the laws. I've given you a very good reason why they shouldn't, they've broken their contract with society (john Locke) and need to show they can reintegrate with society before they gain back rights such as voting. Now you may ask why only voting, and I'd respond that I'd favor taking away other rights too if they weren't unconstitutional. However taking away voting rights for felons has been upheld as constitutional several times.
If they can't be trusted after they've left prison then they shouldn't have been released to begin with.they've broken their contract with society (john Locke) and need to show they can reintegrate with society before they gain back rights such as voting.
This could be argued to be cruel and unusual. And in fact, it has been argued to be such.Now you may ask why only voting, and I'd respond that I'd favor taking away other rights too if they weren't unconstitutional.
Wrongly, I believe (although you could probably guess that). It makes a mockery of the concept of no taxation without representation.However taking away voting rights for felons has been upheld as constitutional several times.