Yes. Felons should lose their right to vote under the constitution during and after incarceration.
Felons constitutionally lose their right to vote only during incarceration.
There is no constitutional justification to ban felons from voting during or after incarceration
Stop using the race card!
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." --First Amendment to the United States Constitution
I think all rights should be restored upon completion of sentencing. There is no reason a person who has made a mistake in their life cannot go on to become a prominent citizen. Unfortunately people learn from mistakes and our society never forgives.
The difference between a felony and a misdemeanor a lot of times is the ability to afford decent counsel, political or influential connection, the color of your skin, and the unfortunate mistake of working with authorities.
As my sergeant in the MP explained to me, "The difference between a good citizen and a the worst felon on this earth is a young child running out between parked cars. All six friends drank 3 beers and ate pizza. Only 1 had the unfortunate incident of a child running out in front of his car. Whether drunk or sober he would not have been able to avoid hitting this child. However those 3 beers make him the worst person on this planet. The other 5 who were fortunate enough to drive home with out incident are your good citizens. All committed the same crime of driving while intoxicated."
This sergeant spent a lot of time guarding prisoners in the military and listening to their stories. A lot of his stories should be taught in school. They are true and are eye openers.
Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
He was a wonderful black man finishing out a distinguished career of 30 years in the military. He could have retired 10 years earlier but he enjoyed working with young recruits. The knowledge passed on to me from this man changed my life as well as many others. You could look at him as a soft spoken experienced driver pulling back on the reigns of many young men who might easily run unknowingly over a cliff in their zeal to fix the world.
And if they want to re-offend when they are released and want a gun, they'll get one. Breaking the law...in for a penny, in for a pound. I wont make a difference.
If you finish your sentence, you should have all your rights back...otherwise what are the incentives to rehabilitate? Due process has been served....
*-Presuming that's a word.
April Fool's Day is the one day of the year
that people critically evaluate news articles before accepting them as true.