View Poll Results: Is banning felons from voting constitutional?

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  • Yes. Felons should lose their right to vote under the constitution during and after incarceration.

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  • Felons constitutionally lose their right to vote only during incarceration.

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  • There is no constitutional justification to ban felons from voting during or after incarceration

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Thread: Is banning convicted felons from voting compliant with the constitution?

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    Re: Is banning convicted felons from voting compliant with the constitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    That is not an opposite view - that is the supporting view. Rights are not granted (or denied) by paying (or not paying) fees/taxes. The only possible exception is for not paying a court ordered (due process) fine or victim restitution, which can then be used to assign an alternate sentence.
    The problem here is that you're assuming voting to be a right. This is incorrect.

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    Re: Is banning convicted felons from voting compliant with the constitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    That's just plain stupid leaping lizard man

    the government lives off of businesses, not the other way around
    Businesses still find ways to suckle on that teat though.
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    Re: Is banning convicted felons from voting compliant with the constitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Businesses still find ways to suckle on that teat though.
    some do but most of the milk come from them!
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    Re: Is banning convicted felons from voting compliant with the constitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by CMPancake View Post
    I could see the argument for forbidding felons who are still serving their time from voting but I feel that once you finish your prison time you should have every single right to vote.
    Im pretty much in agreement, I can't imagine being permenantly dehumanized and deprived of responsibility in such a way being good for the rehabilitation process, which kind of defeats of the object of prison.

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    Re: Is banning convicted felons from voting compliant with the constitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I don't think those who are living off the government tit ought to have a say in how that tit is funded myself. If a felon has served his time and is a productive citizen he should be able to vote. If he's living on welfare (like many are-sadly due to the fact that many cannot get jobs due to either the fact they are felons or the fact that they never had any skills to start with and thus they became mopes) I don't want him voting: record or no record
    Yeah, any one using any government service should not be allowed to vote. You drive on a government funded road, you do not get to vote. Just ****ing brilliant.

    And yes, I do realize you mean just those people you don't like who get benefits from the government...
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    Re: Is banning convicted felons from voting compliant with the constitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Yeah, any one using any government service should not be allowed to vote. You drive on a government funded road, you do not get to vote. Just ****ing brilliant.

    And yes, I do realize you mean just those people you don't like who get benefits from the government...
    no, those who take take take and don't' give give give

    you having served in the military have paid your dues so I am not talking about yanking your ability to vote
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    Re: Is banning convicted felons from voting compliant with the constitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paleocon View Post
    The problem here is that you're assuming voting to be a right. This is incorrect.
    Really? Do you think that its mention, as a right, in the constitution (including numerous amendments) was simply a mistake?

    Yes, There Is A Right To Vote In The Constitution | Constitutional Accountability Center

    What Does the US Constitution Say about Voting and Punishment? - Felon Voting - ProCon.org
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    Re: Is banning convicted felons from voting compliant with the constitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Really? Do you think that its mention, as a right, in the constitution (including numerous amendments) was simply a mistake?

    Yes, There Is A Right To Vote In The Constitution | Constitutional Accountability Center

    What Does the US Constitution Say about Voting and Punishment? - Felon Voting - ProCon.org
    I wouldn't call it a mistake. It was an intentional effort to indoctrinate people into believing in the false and absurd idea that people have a right to participate in the political process.

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    Re: Is banning convicted felons from voting compliant with the constitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    no, those who take take take and don't' give give give

    you having served in the military have paid your dues so I am not talking about yanking your ability to vote
    Every one takes, every one gives. Trying to pick and chose who is the right kind of giver and who is the right kind of taker is a sad, vile little plan.
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    Re: Is banning convicted felons from voting compliant with the constitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Every one takes, every one gives. Trying to pick and chose who is the right kind of giver and who is the right kind of taker is a sad, vile little plan.
    only if you want the net tax payers getting shafted even more
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