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.

    15 44.12%
  • There is no constitutional justification to ban felons from voting during or after incarceration

    12 35.29%
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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 CRUE CAB View Post
    Did you wake up with me this morning? No, so you don't know me well enough to make that assumption.
    I call 'em as I see 'em... and your presence here has been long, clear, and consistent.
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    Re: Is banning convicted felons from voting compliant with the constitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    I call 'em as I see 'em... and your presence here has been long, clear, and consistent.
    Good, then you know I really don't care about felons rights.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Once you are a felon, I don't care about your rights.
    Nor the Constitution apparently.
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    Re: Is banning convicted felons from voting compliant with the constitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    Nor the Constitution apparently.
    Nor controlled and reasonable government force. Authoritarians are not for freedom, they are for State power.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    Nor the Constitution apparently.
    You lose those once you are a felon. Look it up.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Nor controlled and reasonable government force. Authoritarians are not for freedom, they are for State power.
    Whaaa, don't be a felon. Its easy.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    First, let me say I have traditionally opposed felons having the right to vote. However, in 2012 with what seemed to ME to be deliberate efforts to create obstacles for certain people to vote based on how they are likely to vote, I began to ponder the legality to restrictions and hindrances to voting and the one man one vote concept. I might be missing something, admittedly, but I see nothing in the constitution that justifies stripping an an American citizen of their civil rights with the exception of involuntary servitude specifically limited to the duration of their sentance. This means, if I'm correct felons have a right to vote after their incarceration. I also believe, not based on any personal desire or agenda but objective understanding of what US citizenship affords, specifically equal protection under the law; felons currently incarcerated also have a right to vote no different than their rights to access to the courts.

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    I think it's ridiculous that a felony equals loss of voting unless it's specific crimes tied to voting, like voting fraud etc.

    When someone serves their time...they served their time. I'm not sure why they lose their right to weigh in on civic issues.
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    Re: Is banning convicted felons from voting compliant with the constitution?

    I am loath to see ANY of my fellow Americans restricted from voting (on principle).

    But I also have practical objections - felons often cannot vote already, and I recently saw a thread here debating the loss of voting rights for those on welfare.

    When we restrict voting rights for any group we leave open the possibility of the slippery slope of further restrictions for other groups deemed marginal to society. Of course "Who deems them marginal?" is the $64M question.

    As to the cons - they did their time, that's good enough for me.
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    Re: Is banning convicted felons from voting compliant with the constitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    I think it's ridiculous that a felony equals loss of voting unless it's specific crimes tied to voting, like voting fraud etc.

    When someone serves their time...they served their time. I'm not sure why they lose their right to weigh in on civic issues.
    Because they have proven to not be able to make good decisions.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Chomsky View Post
    I am loath to see ANY of my fellow Americans restricted from voting (on principle).

    But I also have practical objections - felons often cannot vote already, and I recently saw a thread here debating the loss of voting rights for those on welfare.

    When we restrict voting rights for any group we leave open the possibility of the slippery slope of further restrictions for other groups deemed marginal to society. Of course "Who deems them marginal?" is the $64M question.

    As to the cons - they did their time, that's good enough for me.
    And when some 4 time loser kicks in your door or jacks your car?

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