Florida Supreme Court rules convicted felons must pay off fines to victims before voting

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    Voting is not a right, it is a privilege. Voting is a tangible which requires registration, therefore it cannot be a right. Intangibles such as speech, association, opinion, self-defense, due process, etc. are natural rights because they (theoretically) cannot be taken away since the government does not provide them.

    Tangibles, on the other hand, are privileges granted by the government. These include driver's licenses, marriage licenses, voter registrations, public assistance programs, etc.

    Only law-abiding citizens, preferably those who pay taxes since they have a greater vested interest in government accountability, and felons who have completed their punishment requirements should be allowed to vote.
     
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    Voting is a right. Check the Constitution.
     
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    Liar. Voting can be revoked, and it is. Suck it up, buttercup.
     
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    Any RIGHT can be removed with DUE PROCESS.. Felons have had due process and as a punishment their right to vote was removed. Until they serve out their sentences and pay restitution/fines they have not completed the punishment. The RIGHT is not returned until they FINISH the punishment.
     
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    Nowhere in the U.S. Constitution does it say that the privilege and duty of voting "shall not be infringed."
     
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    Yeah it's a right that is defended by law if someone is denide their right to vote by unlawful means, but it is privilege to vote otherwise meaning no one is being forced to vote. I agree that prisoners must be in completion of their debt owed to society before they are allowed full rights given back to them.
     
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    Seriously? Voting is describes as a right multiple times in the Constitution. Gun ownership is only mentioned once.

    You guys claim to.love that document, maybe you should read it some time
     
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    Gun ownership is so important it was the 2nd amendment right after our 1st amendment rights of free speech. The left hates both of them, we get it they prefer a dictatorship and slavery to the state.
     
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    It's essentially a poll tax. Unconstitutional.
    You're a retard.
     

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