Voting rights for ex-felons in the USA




View Poll Results :Should ex-felons have the right to vote in the USA?
yes 3 37.50%
no 4 50.00%
not sure 1 12.50%
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Boots
 
March 3rd, 2005  
Duty Honor Country
 
 

Topic: Voting rights for ex-felons in the USA


It seems Hillary Clinton and John Kerry have introduced a bill that would allow over 4 million ex-felons the right to vote. This issue is highly political and I am having trouble finding independent articles on the subject.

Here is a link from google. There are articles from the left and right
http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&ne...nG=Search+News

So, should ex-felons have the right to vote in the USA?[/b]
March 3rd, 2005  
03USMC
 
 
No they forfiet those rights by committing the crimes. It's part of the payment. I can understand how Boxer and Clinton would like to see it happen though. Then all their pals could vote again.
March 3rd, 2005  
chewie_nz
 
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Originally Posted by 03USMC
No they forfiet those rights by committing the crimes. It's part of the payment. I can understand how Boxer and Clinton would like to see it happen though. Then all their pals could vote again.
so what is the difference between a felony and any other sort of crime? i don't know....not being fecisous
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Boots
March 3rd, 2005  
03USMC
 
 
Felonies are considered Major Violations.

Examples are:

Possession of Narcotics for resale
Homicide
Manslaughter
Burglary

Misdemeanors are considered minor violations.

Theft under 500.00 dollars (here)
Possesion of small amounts of narcotics.
Driving while intoxicated (1ST & 2ND offense. 3rd Offense is a felony here)

Felonies are punishable by sentence to the State Corrections System. Misd are generally sentenced to the County Jail.
March 3rd, 2005  
chewie_nz
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 03USMC
Felonies are considered Major Violations.

Examples are:

Possession of Narcotics for resale
Homicide
Manslaughter
Burglary

Misdomeanors are
mmm ok. does taking away their voting rights make much of a difference? i mean the US usually has very low voting turnout doesn't it?
March 3rd, 2005  
03USMC
 
 
In reality it probably doesn't make much of a difference right now. While their voting rights are stripped from them in most states not all, most thugs aren't big into politics.

The whole plan to make Convicted Felons "whole" by reinstating voting rights is grand standing by the Democratic Party. They are traditionally soft on crime as opposed to the Republicians. It's a "We Care About thugs and scumbags." play and if it works out could ralley a few to the polls.
March 3rd, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
Or blow up in their faces like it did Dukakis and the Willie Horton escapade.
March 3rd, 2005  
03USMC
 
 
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Originally Posted by Charge_7
Or blow up in their faces like it did Dukakis and the Willie Horton escapade.
Yes. But this could possibly effect alot of decent hardworking people along the way. Dukakis made himself look like a Jack ass. Boxer ,Clinton and Schumer are attempting to make a mockery of the system in order to retain office.
March 3rd, 2005  
Whispering Death
 
 
My philosophy is that we shouldn't punnish people forever, I mean, we want them to come out of prison and become model citizens, not make them go back to crime. So I say after like a parol period or something let them have their rights back.
March 3rd, 2005  
03USMC
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Whispering Death
My philosophy is that we shouldn't punnish people forever, I mean, we want them to come out of prison and become model citizens, not make them go back to crime. So I say after like a parol period or something let them have their rights back.
Would that include all rights? Possesion of a Weapon etc. The rate of felons successfully completing a term of Parole/Probation is disgustingly low.