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    Should convicted criminals be allowed to hold office?

    Should convicted criminals be allowed to hold office?

    Any office. Misdemeanor and/or felony. The question presumes said convicted criminals have completed their sentence.
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    Re: Should convicted criminals be allowed to hold office?

    I would go with felons. Dime bag or bad driving record should not be a disqualifier.

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    Re: Should convicted criminals be allowed to hold office?

    Once your time is served all your rights should be restored to you and you should be allowed to run for office.

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    Re: Should convicted criminals be allowed to hold office?

    Makes sense to me.
    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    Once your time is served all your rights should be restored to you and you should be allowed to run for office.
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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.
    I think that once someone is finished serving their prison sentence they should have all their rights restored to them.

    If I was to ban anyone from holding office it would be criminal defense lawyers who knowingly defend someone who is guilty and trial lawyers who file idiotic lawsuits.Those people are the lowest of the low.
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    Re: Should convicted criminals be allowed to hold office?

    Depends on the crime.

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    Re: Should convicted criminals be allowed to hold office?

    Depends, on how bad the offense was and how long he/she served and for what office.

    For example a sheriff should never been convicted of a crime if he/she wants to be elected to that function.

    And I think that all offices should be closed off to people who have committed crimes against life, sexual crimes warranting serious prison time (rape, incest) and stuff like that.
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    Re: Should convicted criminals be allowed to hold office?

    Depends on both the crime and the office. As was mentioned earlier, crimes on the level of dime bag possession should not disqualify someone. Violent crimes should disqualify everyone.

    There should be some specialized crime/office restrictions, such as no fraud/embezzlement convictions for a finance-related position.
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    Re: Should convicted criminals be allowed to hold office?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    Depends, on how bad the offense was and how long he/she served and for what office.

    For example a sheriff should never been convicted of a crime if he/she wants to be elected to that function.

    And I think that all offices should be closed off to people who have committed crimes against life, sexual crimes warranting serious prison time (rape, incest) and stuff like that.
    once your time is served, your punishment is over. Why should we keep punishing them after their time is done. They should be allowed to run, whether they get elected is up to the people.

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    Re: Should convicted criminals be allowed to hold office?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I think that once someone is finished serving their prison sentence they should have all their rights restored to them.

    If I was to ban anyone from holding office it would be criminal defense lawyers who knowingly defend someone who is guilty and trial lawyers who file idiotic lawsuits.Those people are the lowest of the low.
    So do you support repealing the right against self-incrimination, the right to counsel, or both?

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