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    Re: An August Surprise from Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Damn, when I saw the words "August surprise", I thought Obama would be doing the antler dance, naked on the White House lawn. That would have been a surprise. This thread did not live up to it's billing.
    Gee, Dan not taking a thread seriously and posting off topic and inappropriately? Color me surprised.
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    Re: An August Surprise from Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    why shouldn't felons who have served their time be able to vote?
    I too have often wondered why this should be so?

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    Re: An August Surprise from Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Don't commit felonies. Sorry I support not giving voting rights to convicted felons. Call it added deterrence not to commit crimes.
    However if they have served whatever sentence they were given and have also behaved satifactorily during their probation period, would they still be prohibited from voting?

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    Re: An August Surprise from Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
    However if they have served whatever sentence they were given and have also behaved satifactorily during their probation period, would they still be prohibited from voting?
    Do you really want someone who committed a felony voting? I mean, let's be honest here. They are either too smart, or too stupid for their own good, and have a lack of judgment. Granted they "Served their time", they are still felons.

    Would you let a child molester open a day care after he's served his time??
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    Re: An August Surprise from Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
    I too have often wondered why this should be so?
    I have often wondered why people of the liberal bent dont more often open these felons into their homes...invite them to hang out with their family and children...

    I mean...I know why I dont...Ive WORKED with them...hell I actually even LIKE a lot of em...but I wouldnt let them near my family. All, some, or none...sorry...thats what ya call a "reality".

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    Re: An August Surprise from Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Do you really want someone who committed a felony voting? I mean, let's be honest here. They are either too smart, or too stupid for their own good, and have a lack of judgment. Granted they "Served their time", they are still felons.

    Would you let a child molester open a day care after he's served his time??
    Oh, yeah, that's a great comparison. Even you must be laughin' your *** off. ;-)
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    Re: An August Surprise from Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Oh, yeah, that's a great comparison. Even you must be laughin' your *** off. ;-)
    Actually, it was a rather valid comparison.

    Voting is power, do you want to give Felon's power?
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    Re: An August Surprise from Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    why shouldn't felons who have served their time be able to vote?
    do you think they should be able to own guns after doing their time?



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    Re: An August Surprise from Obama?

    Would you let a child molester open a day care after he's served his time??
    Hmmmmmm, why do I fail to see a valid comparison?

    Only 14 (not sure on this...conflicting info) states deny voting rights to felons who've served their time. Personally? I don't understand why they can't vote in all 52. Hahahahahaha. j/k, don't get all crazy on me. ;-) But, seriously, why shouldn't someone who's served his time be allowed to vote? I fail to see a connection. Served your time? Good as gold. 'Til next time.

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    Re: An August Surprise from Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    do you think they should be able to own guns after doing their time?
    Personally, I think their civil rights should be restored. Why should we abridge the civil rights of felons who've done their time? Give me a good reason, and I might change my mind...

    If I remember correctly, Turtle, you're a staunch proponent of the right to bear arms. Why should one lose that right because of a drug conviction (example) that's been bought and paid for?
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