Disenfranchised Felons???

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    It's the law of some of "the land".

    Most states return voting rights to felons after they are released.
     
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    Hopefully an ex-felon will move next door to you. :razz:
     
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    One what? A voter?
     
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    Yup.....Democrats.


    Supreme Court Sonia Sotomayor wants to give jailbirds the right to vote. It's her opinion that the federal Voting Rights Act can be used to force states to allow voting by currently imprisoned felons. Ms. Sotomayor's dissenting opinion in a 2006 felon-voting case should make senators extremely wary of confirming her for the high court.
    Ms. Sotomayor is thus in the position of asserting that Congress can prohibit New York from doing something the Constitution itself specifically endorses. It's as if she thinks black and Hispanic felons are convicted in order to deny them the vote, rather than that they are denied the vote as a result of being duly convicted. Her position ignores the fact that it is the convicts' own actions, their crimes - not any state-based racial discrimination - that make those felons ineligible to vote.

    As almost every state has done since the United States was founded, New York forbids currently incarcerated or paroled prisoners from voting. Some states go even farther by prohibiting some felons from voting even after they have served their sentences. New York's law is not so stringent. It only applies to felons still under criminal sentences. It equally applies to all felons, black or white.

    There is growing evidence that Judge Sotomayor believes some races are more equal than others."
    Democrats want to let convicted felons and felons in prison vote! Do you think this should be allowed or not?
     
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    I sat down today for a couple of hours with an ex-felon who is a former Gangster Disciple member. He's working, supporting his kids, and volunteering with high risk kids in the community.

    I think he should be allowed to vote. Frankly, he's more intelligent and rational than most of the posters here. I work for a living with ex and current felons. I generally find that I prefer them to suburbanites.
     
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    Sotomayor is the dumbest person ever put on the court. She was an Affirmative Action applicant when she when to college. Her reading skills were so bad that counselors told her to read children's books to improve them.

    How could such a person even get into college, let alone get a law degree?

    Liberals have raked Justice Thomas over the coals for decades with accusations that he isn't the brightest bulb on the court, yet they all endorsed this incredible dingbat.

     
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