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.

    7 20.59%
  • 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
    Because they have proven to not be able to make good decisions.
    They have proven they made at least one very bad decision in their lifetime.

    the most common felonies?

    Drug abuse, DUI, Property crime, larceny, theft, assault, disorderly conduct, drunkenness....
    I'm not saying those are minor crimes but half those are probably done by a majority of college students during Spring Break...
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    Re: Is banning convicted felons from voting compliant with the constitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    And when some 4 time loser kicks in your door or jacks your car?
    What has this got to do with voting?
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    Re: Is banning convicted felons from voting compliant with the constitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chomsky View Post
    What has this got to do with voting?
    When some guys right are restored and he sticks a 9mm in your face.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    They have proven they made at least one very bad decision in their lifetime.

    the most common felonies?

    Drug abuse, DUI, Property crime, larceny, theft, assault, disorderly conduct, drunkenness....
    I'm not saying those are minor crimes but half those are probably done by a majority of college students during Spring Break...
    Lifes lessons then. And no, if they do it as a stupid 19 year old. I don't care how far in life it follows them.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    When some guys right are restored and he sticks a 9mm in your face.
    If he was prone to do that anyway, what recognizing his rights gonna do about that? He'd probably just get a gun illegally and do it that way. Or are you one of those people who believe that restrictions magically make it so people cannot obtain things?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    If he was prone to do that anyway, what recognizing his rights gonna do about that? He'd probably just get a gun illegally and do it that way. Or are you one of those people who believe that restrictions magically make it so people cannot obtain things?

    hahaha
    Good, extra charge to keep him prison longer next time.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    When some guys right are restored and he sticks a 9mm in your face.
    There's incarceration mechanisms for dealing with repeat offenders. I'm not concerned.

    But I do believe strongly in not limiting rights to my fellow Americans.

    We can't see fear around every corner, and use that as rationale to limit each-other's rights.
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    Re: Is banning convicted felons from voting compliant with the constitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Good, extra charge to keep him prison longer next time.
    Repeat violent offender should be good enough on that front.
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    Re: Is banning convicted felons from voting compliant with the constitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    They have proven they made at least one very bad decision in their lifetime.

    the most common felonies?

    Drug abuse, DUI, Property crime, larceny, theft, assault, disorderly conduct, drunkenness....
    I'm not saying those are minor crimes but half those are probably done by a majority of college students during Spring Break...
    I don't know about the Constitution in this case, but it doesn't seem to make sense as it would tend to weaken the society.

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

    Most of the same people who don't want convicted felons to vote are also the same people who don't want welfare recipients to vote because they don't pay taxes. They "don't have skin in the game".

    Hence, if these people are being consistent, they also favor that convicted felons not pay taxes because they can't vote, right? Fair is fair.
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