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originally posted by: Tardacus
I don`t believe most convicted felons care whether they can vote or not,it`s difficult to believe that criminals are very civic minded to begin with.
sure, let them vote, as someone above has already posted, what difference will it make elections are rigged anyway.
originally posted by: ApparentlyStupid
Hmm. I still can't find the spot in the constitution and bill of rights that says "except criminals".
A hand full of entries that protect potential criminals, but nothing that says except them...
originally posted by: Dwoodward85
a reply to: JesseVentura
I'm sorry but no. They should not be given the right to vote. Once you break the law you give up that right.
originally posted by: Brotherman
End the drug war and theoretically most felons to be wont be. Obviously though all that revenue would still keep the ghetto the ghetto etc etc
No! Convicted felons should not be allowed to vote. In the US we need people that can understand the consequences of their actions voting, as well as people that will vote for the good of all society.
Unless they have been pardoned, why would you want them to vote?
originally posted by: JAY1980
a reply to: JesseVentura
Don't do twitter gonna sound off here.
Felons are not allowed to vote because they know how screwed up our judicial system is. If they were allowed to vote the private prison industry would be in big trouble. No longer would people be allowed to profit off of the incarceration of others. I say let them vote. Not like it matters anymore anyway corporations determine who is elected in this country.
originally posted by: AntigravityField
No! Convicted felons should not be allowed to vote. In the US we need people that can understand the consequences of their actions voting, as well as people that will vote for the good of all society. Unless they have been pardoned, why would you want them to vote? Originally the right to vote was only bestowed on men that owned land. While limiting it only to men was wrong, the idea that you had to own real property was the right idea. In other words people that were smart enough to figure out how to own and maintain property were probably wise enough to be able to vote competently.
originally posted by: Cumingsj
I didn't watch the video but I am a felon. FYI, FELONS CAN VOTE! They can't vote while in jail/prison or while on probation but once free of probation or prison in most states their right to vote is automatically restored. In commonwealth states like where I live in Virginia you have to email if a non-violent offender or mail if violent a form in to the governors office stating that you would like the right to vote. I believe along with that comes the rights to hold public office,be bonded,etc.. But not the right to sale alcohol,practice medicine or own a firearm or run for governor,senate or president. Not sure why but they want you to file separate petitions for some of your rights. As well as with a passport,felons have to ask permission to get one and then when leaving ask to leave. It's all really weird. I've been told they also block you from moving to another country but I don't know about that. I do know that after about 7 to 10 years after your conviction the federal government doesn't really care much about you being a felon. I at this very moment have several passes to work on government installations and inside of federal buildings. I also have a rapid pass and twic card to work at ports and airports. It's all really not that hard you just have to gain an understanding of how the system works and don't give up or act #ing stupid. The only thing I don't get is that in some states,no matter how long you've been free you can never have your record cleared. If someone could shed some light on that,please do so. a reply to: JesseVentura