posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 03:25 PM
Anyone with a warrant out for them that fills out a form with their correct info is a moron.
On the other hand, why should felons not be allowed to work? If you deny them a way to eat, they will go commit another crime. People get convicted
of all kinds of petty felonies...in my state, taking someones dog is a felony, and if a society makes sure that people with a past cannot work, they
are guaranteeing most costs to all of us when that guy goes back to stealing to get a roof over his head and food in his gut.
I think that the only thing that should disqualify anyone from a job is if it is in a sensitive area or high security and the person applying has a
record of crimes in that area. For example, a bank could certainly not hire a former bank robber...but they could not exclude someone who had a
marijuana conviction from 20 years ago when a small amount was still a felony. That would not affect his risk factor at all.
Not owning guns, not voting...all the crap that we pile on these people will come back to haunt all of us.. I could understand it if a former gun
violater was banned..if shown irresponsible with guns then no more forever. But if the offense did not involve any violence or guns, why in hell
should a person be unprotected and unable to ever touch a gun just because he did something totally unrelated? Makes no sense.
Ex convicts as a group tend to stay with their areas: Robbers stay robbers, drug dealers stay with drugs, sex workers stay with that.
So someone that was convicted of a felony gambling offense, say staging a card game for profit or whatever...why should that person never be able to
vote or shoot ? There is no relation between the risk of committing a gun crime from exfelons than from ex-misdemeanants.
The system is doing this to set up CLASSES of people...upper and lower, with felons at the bottom...with less rights. Even after doing their time or
paying a fine, they must endure a lifetime ban on deciding on who gets elected, cannot own a gun, and many other penalties..and that just is not
right. Rights should only be taken away on a case by case basis, NOT with one stupid law that makes everyone who happens to get caught for a serious
or even minor crime that is classified as a felony lose those rights forever.
The government should be required to prove that a person with a record runs a particular risk of doing violence or further bad behavior before
taking his rights away. Ties should go to the runner, and the runner is the citizen who may have made a mistake, but does not deserve to be branded
forever and lose their rights.