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Democrats' Ideal Voter: Illegal Alien, Single Mother, Convicted Felon

Troglodite Wrote: Jul 18, 2012 5:36 PM
ssc: 1) If a convicted felon is sentenced to do time in prison and to pay a fine, we would not argue that he is exempt from paying the fine after he gets out from prison or that he needs not go to prison if he pays off the fine first. The prison sentence and fine are separate consequences following upon his conviction. Likewise, loss of certain civil rights is a consequence that follows upon conviction of felony and has nothing to do with whether the convict goes to, or has been, in jail. 2) Even granting that "felons who have served their time need to reintegrate into normal society," why should their voting rights be restored? Upon getting out of jail, they need a job, not a voter ID.
Jay Wye Wrote: Jul 18, 2012 5:56 PM
most released felons never make restitution to their victims or the survivors as ordered by the courts.
Having restricted voting and RKBA rights doesn't make them return to a life of crime or violence,either.
"Oh,I can't vote or own a gun,so I'm going to rob a store or beat up someone and put them in the hospital" is not a valid premise.

there ARE consequences to committing felonies.

Before taking the oath of office, Barack Obama vowed to fundamentally transform the United States. He has certainly done so. For example, Obama has:

-- destroyed the job market;

-- sent billions of taxpayer dollars to Wall Street, companies overseas, his campaign contributors and public sector unions;

-- forced the passage of a wildly unpopular national health care law on a purely partisan vote;

-- come out for gay marriage;

-- refused to enforce laws on illegal immigration;

-- eliminated the work requirement for welfare.

How can a country that elected Ronald Reagan have Obama tied in the polls with Mitt...