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    Re: Should Nonviolent drug offenders get their voting rights back?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Simple question: Should Nonviolent drug offenders get their voting rights back?
    EVERYBODY should get their voting rights back once they have completed their sentence. Automatically. No questions asked, no application necessary.

    Only possible exemption: If the felony involved voting/election fraud.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Should Nonviolent drug offenders get their voting rights back?

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    There are many who believe people stupid enough to chose to commit a felony already decided they didn't care about all their constitutional rights.
    Good afternoon Ocean

    I have to say, if lack of intelligence is going to be a disqualifier, there's going to have to be a serious purging of the voter ranks regardless of criminal record status.
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    Re: Should Nonviolent drug offenders get their voting rights back?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Good afternoon Ocean

    I have to say, if lack of intelligence is going to be a disqualifier, there's going to have to be a serious purging of the voter ranks regardless of criminal record status.
    I'm OK with making the dividing line intelligence (OK, I'm actually being facetious, but it's an interesting thought experiment).
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    Re: Should Nonviolent drug offenders get their voting rights back?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I'm OK with making the dividing line intelligence (OK, I'm actually being facetious, but it's an interesting thought experiment).
    If you think voter ID laws are getting a rough ride, just trying giving voters a test before you hand them a ballot.
    "Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views." William F. Buckley Jr.

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    Re: Should Nonviolent drug offenders get their voting rights back?

    As long as they don't go back to using. Too much chance of voting Democrat.
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    Re: Should Nonviolent drug offenders get their voting rights back?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    If you think voter ID laws are getting a rough ride, just trying giving voters a test before you hand them a ballot.
    The NSA will have all the information we need to determine intelligence, no need for external tests. Of we can just say that only those with PhDs in science, math, and engineering can vote.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Should Nonviolent drug offenders get their voting rights back?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Good afternoon Ocean

    I have to say, if lack of intelligence is going to be a disqualifier, there's going to have to be a serious purging of the voter ranks regardless of criminal record status.
    Good day to you CJ. I can't argue with your logic.

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    Re: Should Nonviolent drug offenders get their voting rights back?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Simple question: Should Nonviolent drug offenders get their voting rights back?
    Somewhat simple answer, based on a question...

    Do other non-violent law breakers get their voting rights back?

    If yes, then sure.

    If no, then no.

    Drug users aren't special. Just because you, me, or anyone else disagrees with the laws doesn't change the fact that laws are there and they're knowingly breaking them. Unless at some point it's deemed those laws were unconstitutional, they should not get their voting rights back if the same doesn't happen for other individuals who violate the law in non-violent ways.

    Does someone who commits a felony selling firearms illegally get their voting rights returned to them? If not, neither should someone selling drugs illegally. Does someone who commits a felony regarding the carrying a firearm in some fashion get their voting rights returned to them? If not, then neither should someone having drugs on them illegally.

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    Re: Should Nonviolent drug offenders get their voting rights back?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    The NSA will have all the information we need to determine intelligence, no need for external tests. Of we can just say that only those with PhDs in science, math, and engineering can vote.
    Clearly, academic proficiency isn't necessarily a determinant of actual intelligence - just look at the current occupant of the White House.
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    Re: Should Nonviolent drug offenders get their voting rights back?

    No. Dont commit felonies and you have no problems.

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