View Poll Results: Should convicted criminals be allowed to hold office?

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    Re: Should convicted criminals be allowed to hold office?

    Just because you got caught should not make a difference, however it might speak to your qualifications when you do run. One who has been savvy enough to have not been caught might be arguably more capable.
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    Re: Should convicted criminals be allowed to hold office?

    It depends on the crime and the office. I wouldn't want a convicted sex offender to be in charge of children's services, for instance, whether they've been through the system or not. I don't care if someone has been convicted of a misdemeanor for any office. Murder, probably not. Financial crimes working in a financially sensitive office, probably not. It depends.
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    Re: Should convicted criminals be allowed to hold office?

    Quote Originally Posted by marduc View Post
    Just because you got caught should not make a difference, however it might speak to your qualifications when you do run. One who has been savvy enough to have not been caught might be arguably more capable.
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    Re: Should convicted criminals be allowed to hold office?

    We have one holding our highest office right now.

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    Re: Should convicted criminals be allowed to hold office?

    Quote Originally Posted by ronpaulvoter View Post
    We have one holding our highest office right now.
    He was convicted? When and where?
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    Re: Should convicted criminals be allowed to hold office?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Should convicted criminals be allowed to hold office?

    Any office. Misdemeanor and/or felony. The question presumes said convicted criminals have completed their sentence.
    Yes, if their constituents duly elected them.

    I've also made an about-face on convicts voting. I see nothing in The Constitution saying a former convict loses their civil rights for life.
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    Re: Should convicted criminals be allowed to hold office?

    simple it depends on what it was...anything to do with money no.....anything to do what contracts.....no
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