- Sep 24, 2010
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Nobody cares. The law is intended to produce the best nation that we can be. Not to conform to your vision of equality nonsense where criminals start making decisions for other people. It is absolutely clear to anyone with a brain that expanding the voting rights was a mistake. Voting should be for informed, smart Americans.No state, prior to the civil war, and 14th amendment....
barred those imprisoned from voting. Voting rights were never taken away from Felons.
It was not until the black man, was given a right to vote, did Southern States initially, change their laws to prevent felons, who were disproportionately black men, from voting.
One state followed the other, except my state of Maine, kept their law as it was prior to the civil war..... some say that our State should not boast for not being bigots because they kept their law the same, even after the black man could vote....
but only because Maine's population consisted of less than 1% of their population being black....the men in jail at the time, were near all white....there was no need to discriminate against the black citizens....
Regardless, the law is what it is.