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

    Quote Originally Posted by dogtowner View Post
    No. Dont commit felonies and you have no problems.
    Are you always unquestioningly compliant with what your betters tell you to do? In other words, do you agree with our lawmakers that everything they say is a felony should be a felony?
    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 CanadaJohn View Post
    Clearly, academic proficiency isn't necessarily a determinant of actual intelligence - just look at the current occupant of the White House.
    He doesn't have a PhD in science, math, or engineering.

    Plus, I was being facetious.
    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 dogtowner View Post
    No. Dont commit felonies and you have no problems.
    Wow. Is that it? But I wasn't even caught!
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    Re: Should Nonviolent drug offenders get their voting rights back?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Are you always unquestioningly compliant with what your betters tell you to do? In other words, do you agree with our lawmakers that everything they say is a felony should be a felony?
    He who knows the least obeys the best.
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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?
    Absolutely! I question whether they should have been taken away in the first place.


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

    All felons should have their rights returned if it is deemed they should return to society.

    Punishing people beyond their sentence is stupid and only increases the likelihood they return to crime. The goal should be to reintegrate people back into society.
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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?
    If they aren't ready to have their voting rights back, then they aren't allowed to be released from prison. We have to make up our minds whether or not there's a point in time that someone has served their debt to society, or for that matter whether we believe rehabilitation is a real thing.

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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.
    Using that logic then we should be able to ban people the right to freedom of religion, peaceful assembly, free speech, freedom of searches ans seizure without a warrant based on probably cause, the right to not incriminate oneself in a criminal trial and so on.
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    Re: Should Nonviolent drug offenders get their voting rights back?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Using that logic then we should be able to ban people the right to freedom of religion, peaceful assembly, free speech, freedom of searches ans seizure without a warrant based on probably cause, the right to not incriminate oneself in a criminal trial and so on.
    I guess if one is hobbled my massive projection, that could be true. While it may be true some crimes classified as felonies should be looked at, at the end of the day, a person makes a conscious decision to commit a crime. Complaining later that they don't like the repercussions proves they still don't get it. My conclusion?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by kerussll View Post
    Yes, because they shouldn't be felons to begin with.
    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    I say yes. Should of never been taken away in the first place.
    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    All people who have paid their debt to society should get voting rights returned.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    All felons should have the full of their rights recognized by the State once again after the full of their punishment period has been completed.
    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Anyone whom the state has deemed safe enough to be released in the public should have all their constitutional rights reinstated.
    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    In Canada, even those currently in prison are entitled to vote. In Canada, if you're over 18 and a Canadian citizen, you have a fundamental right to vote and you do not lose that franchise. As a result, I could not suggest that American citizens should be treated in a lesser manner.
    Sums it up nicely. Of course they should.
    Some may argue that they don't care about issues or law or the constitution, but how does that compare to those who are just to ill informed to vote or those who weasel themselves through the justice system with the help of a high priced lawyer?

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