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Convicted Felons Can Serve in Congress?

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posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 02:17 PM
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I read a story about Congressman Stevens yesterday but can't remember where, anyway the piece said that there is no law that prohibits convicted felons from being elected and serving in congress. I was shocked! Felons can't even vote! Thoughts anyone?




posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 02:28 PM
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another glitch in the system?
is this true? can you find the source?



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 02:39 PM
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Well, the Atlanta police department hires felons now.
So...



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 02:51 PM
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My understanding is that each state can determine the criteria of whether a person convicted of felony can represent the state. According to PBS Alaska has no restriction on the matter, so if he won he could serve.

Truth is, most everyone in the house and senate have been arrested for one thing or another. Even our prez got busted with naughty substances!



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 03:01 PM
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Originally posted by PammyK
I was shocked! Felons can't even vote! Thoughts anyone?


I wasn't shocked at all, and I find that disturbing. I guess I'm getting too used to government corruption.



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 03:18 PM
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I worry more about the unconvicted felons that serve in Congress... the kind that attatch personal pork packages to bail out bills in return for their vote and cooperation.

[edit on 28-10-2008 by Resinveins]



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 03:35 PM
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Thats pretty funny reminds of something I read ,man reading newspaper tells wife "Hey they closed down a house of ill repute in DC" she says "They closed down the White house?"



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 04:03 PM
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Yes.

Dead people can also be elected.

If enough people voted Andrew Jackson for president again, he could be elected.



posted on Nov, 24 2008 @ 03:02 PM
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they should not be serving in congress, and they should not vote



posted on Nov, 24 2008 @ 04:03 PM
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Like most aren't felons anyway. You just don't know it. =P



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