Giving Felons the Right to Vote

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    CNSNews.com - Washington Felony Inmates Should Get Vote, Federal Judges Say

    This is one way to keep the Dems in power for the next century or so...
     
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    Depends on State law. If State law does not strip them of the right to vote then they have every right to vote even in Jail.

    My personal opinion is that as soon as a felon has finished their punishment and are no longer being punished in any manner that their right to vote should be returned no matter what.
     
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    Exactly RGS... when they are EX felons, the right should be given back.. but no felon (or in my opinion, no person serving any time in any jail, prison, asylum, etc) should have the privilege of voting
     
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    Used to be losing your right to vote was a form of punishment.

    Turns out the Dems think it's unfair punishment for them.

    I wish the Dems would fight this hard for the rights of the soldiers and sailors they hosed in the last election. Because of a postal glitch they took away their right to vote with an absentee ballot.

    They blubbered for seven years over their flag-draped coffins...bitched and moaned about mold and peeling paint....screamed that Bush wasn't trying to give them the equipment they needed to win.....all the while they were giving them the shaft.
     
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    racist code for "dem black folk vote dem".

    here's a revalation for you:

    blacks constitute 23% of the Washington State inmate system

    native americans make up 3.2%

    asians 2.4%

    hispanics 13%

    whites 35%

    http://ronmull.tripod.com/racism.html

    so guess its a good way for the repubs to keep getting votes, eh?
     
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    This is the error in your thinking. Poor whites tend to vote Democrat in greater numbers then upper middle-class voters.

    It's not just ethnicity that has influence on how you'll vote but income. The poor want to be taken care of.:cool:

    Which explains why the Democrats are trying to put us all in the poorhouse.
     
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    Absolutely absolutely false... lower and working class whites vote red..... against their own interests.

    or you could prove your assertion.
     
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    The justices considered it a race issue. That was the basis of their decision.
     
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    I worked in factories with them. I talked to alot of them and they said they voted Democrat for the most part.

    Most of the people I talked to were dyed in the wool Democrats. Their whole family was Democrat. I asked them what they thought about Gay rights and abortion...many didn't like it but they felt that Republicans were a bunch of rich guys screwing the poor.

    Makes sense to someone who doesn't know better.
     
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    He's full of crap....but see how Jillian wants to say that we are the racists not the judge.
     

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