Allowing Felons to Vote While Incarcerated Is Reckless

Allowing Felons to Vote While Incarcerated Is Reckless

 Hans von Spakovsky
 

The idea that felons should be allowed to vote while incarcerated is not just an unwise policy, it is a reckless one.

Section 2 of the Fourteenth Amendment specifically provides that states may abridge the right to vote of citizens “for participation in rebellion, or other crime” — a tradition that goes back to ancient Greece and Rome. Any claim that state laws that prevent incarcerated felons from voting are all rooted in racial discrimination is simply historically inaccurate. Even before the Civil War, when many black Americans were slaves and could not vote, most states took away the right to vote of those convicted of serious crimes.

All but two states, Maine and Vermont, take away the right of felons to vote when they are convicted and are serving their sentences. Such a policy makes perfect sense and is in the best interests of our society and local communities. As a federal judge said in 2002 in an unsuccessful case challenging Florida’s disenfranchisement law, felons are deprived of their ability to vote because of “their own decision to commit an act for which they assume the risks of detection and punishment.”

In other words, felons are individuals who have chosen to violate the rules and norms of our society, rules and norms that are incorporated in our laws and that are intended to protect all of us and provide for the safety of our communities. Those who are not willing to follow the law cannot claim a right to choose those who will make and enforce the laws for everyone else.

That is what you, as a citizen, are doing when you enter a polling place to vote. As a voter, you are either making the law directly through ballot initiatives and referenda or indirectly by choosing not only lawmakers, but the local sheriffs, prosecutors, and judges who enforce the law.

Why would you want to allow those who have committed serious crimes against their fellow citizens to vote while they are still incarcerated? They have demonstrated by their action that they do not have the responsibility and commitment to our laws to make them trustworthy enough to vote.

Does anyone really think that someone like Richard Poplawski, who was convicted of the ambush-style killing of three Pittsburgh police officers, should be able to vote while he is sitting on death row?

And who will be hurt the most by allowing incarcerated felons to vote? It is law-abiding citizens in high-crime areas where people are often disproportionately poor and minority. It is hardly in their best interests to allow the criminals who victimize them to stand next to them in the ballot box, figuratively speaking.

Most states restore the right to vote once the felon is out of prison and has completed any required parole or probation, although some states also have a waiting period beyond that because of high recidivism rates. This makes sense.

The right to vote should not be restored until felons have been released and shown that they really have learned their lesson, turned over a new leaf, and are now willing to abide by the rules under which we all live.

Letting them vote from prison, cancelling out the votes of their victims, is an unfair and imprudent proposal.   ~The Patriot Post

https://patriotpost.us/opinion/66105?mailing_id=4588&utm_medium...  

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I seen this before, and no they don't but the democrats need votes.

 Hey man, Rudy, do you speak Hebrew? There is a video link at the bottom of  this blog page, some lady reporter released a video, we would like to know what she stated.

http://teapartyorg.ning.com/forum/topics/halle-synagogue-shooting-i...

Forget it Hank, everyone that writes or speaks Hebrew will not tell ya, so I contacted others.

Hank

Yes they do need votes thats why they are gunning for felons to vote.

I have a Jewish friend and I will ask him....and I'll get back to you.

 Thank you, Tif's friend Rosie left for school to fl, so, in time she will find out, while mr. nelson pretends he understands Hebrew.

 Tif put the video on line here:https://www.bitchute.com/video/krMjs30cnAyO/

Hank

Yes I got that video

 That would be very helpful Mr. Rudy Tirre, thank you.

There has been several blogs posted here at this site, and I can agree that they are up to the same, as well as giving out DL's to undocumented people to allow them to vote. 

Henry

As far as I recall felons are not allow to vote and the dems want to change that and everything they can to get more votes.

Hi, it is very important to know what that lady reporter stated, please I need to know, also this was found out about the shooting.

 People are saying it was a false flag, but yep he did try to get into the Jewish place of worship.

Yes he did it, the network team found his video, downloaded it, here in a few we can show you the video, if they take it down it will be uploaded again.

He shot one German Lady, and one man from Turkey. His bombs were defective as well as most of the rounds for his shotgun and I am not sure the issues with the automatic rifle.

Yep he sure did do it, but he was very disorganized, as if he was on drugs, because he kept messing up and out of breath and was talking irrational.

PS. special note he got a money transfer from the Globalist Bitcoin which belongs to the Rothschild and George Soros, I smell a Gun Control setup

TIf

The first video didn't connect to my friends device and I send him another one. I have not gotten a reply as of yet.

 Ok my video is up, maybe they took the other one down, that would be the link Hank gave ya.

I just checked my video is up and the link is also here at this site.

https://teapartyorg.ning.com/forum/topics/synagogue-in-halle-german...

 Well we had one person look at the video, they are not very good at translating it, but some of it was translated.

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DIAZ-BALART: When I … NBC moderated that first debate with you, I didn’t … I don’t recall a clear answer, under your plan should … would the 11, 12 million undocumented immigrants that live in the United States, that have been here many for generations, would they have access …

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Under the 2020 Democrats’ plan to provide taxpayer-funded healthcare to all illegal aliens living in the U.S., Americans would be billed potentially $660 billion every decade just to cover the costs. Other research has found that the plan would cost Americans at least $23 billion every year.

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