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Should convicted felons lose their voting privileges?

  1. Yes, for life
  2. Yes, but not forever
  3. Never
 
 
 
 
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BillGarr2016

Feb-18-14 8:13 AM

!!REMOVED FROM SITE!! Thank God jack survived the Night of the Long Knives. Freedom definitely does ring when all voices are heard and none are silenced.

WHAT IS WRONG THIS STATEMENT?

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FreedomRings

Feb-13-14 8:03 PM

Just another computer glich eh? Mind your manners but somehow think that is impossible.

Your other faces though have been quiet too of late...has Gawd maybe finally found you?

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FreedomRings

Feb-13-14 2:41 PM

I thought we sent him undercover with Hillary but we all know that when the Clinton's want someone to disappear...they don't reappear like JackA did. Don't know if he will report back to us soon but we know he will have some breaking news to deliver.

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locomotive

Feb-13-14 2:11 PM

Freedom, everyone needs a break now and then. Jack must have been haunting the Free Lunch Counter in Hillsboro, swilling green kool-aid and scarfing peas. That's brain food, y'know.

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FreedomRings

Feb-13-14 1:56 PM

JackAaah, we thought you was lynched. Did the rope break?

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JackAaah

Feb-13-14 1:49 PM

Watch the documentaries on the Norfolk Four, and the West Memphis Three, if you want to see felonious behavior by law enforcement and prosecutors....

These convicted men did not GoInPeas....

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FreedomRings

Feb-13-14 11:12 AM

I agree OldCat and if we are innocent but come under the ire of an overly aggressive Prosecutor...the game may well be over. For instance those guys on the lacrosse team, in wherever that was back East, were persecuted unfairly even if they were little rich kids.

And it's been said the a Grand Jury can indict a 'ham sandwich' if they want.

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OldCat

Feb-13-14 12:08 AM

To many laws today are classified as felonies. I think the legal system needs to rethink the classifications they have-some penalties based on it being considered a felony are to severe and allows the state to persecute rather than just prosecute.

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GoInPeace

Feb-12-14 11:44 PM

Would you like some cheese with that whine.I guess we will all have to wait 40 years to find out.Goin peace

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LeArse

Feb-12-14 10:54 PM

as much as Prez B.ody O.dor likes to tamper with the constitution, it wouldn't surprise me to see something like this gain traction... should it ever pass, however, it would only hurt the 'me-want-more-handouts' party 'cause most felons and their ilk surely vote with the Dems.

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Legend

Feb-12-14 10:53 PM

Sorry, forgot to say vote no on any city, county or state spending issue. Thanks MH 4 reminding me.

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Legend

Feb-12-14 10:50 PM

I say never because our justice system is imperfect and there is a separate and softer standard of law for the wealthy. Would Christie still have his job if he were not a Governor? Nope. Are all who commit a felony caught? Nope. Do men get equal custody in divorce? Nope, but they cannot buy a hunting or fishing license when they fail to pay child support. It is taxation w/o representation. Our oil watchdog is also our oil promoter by job description--that is far worse than a felon voting.

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MarkHighwater

Feb-12-14 10:09 PM

Keep voting NO to new taxes on April 9th.

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MarkHighwater

Feb-12-14 10:08 PM

Why not vote online...I'm sure the NSA could verify our eligibility ;)

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GoInPeace

Feb-12-14 8:22 PM

Just think of all those people standing in line for hours with proper I.D. That was a crime. 30 minutes or less is what we expect.Goinpeace

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AtticusFinch

Feb-12-14 6:26 PM

I completely agree with freedomrings.

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FreedomRings

Feb-12-14 4:32 PM

While I don't agree with everything you say Kniffen; you are a stand up guy for testifying here and that takes a lot of courage.

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disgusted

Feb-12-14 4:29 PM

As you can see from my very off-hand comment to RR, I do not believe felons should loose their voting privileges. By definition, rights are those things that the government can not take from you whether imprisoned by bars or by dictators. Is voting part of our republic government? Yes, and as a taxpayer, you should be able to vote. But, even in prison one can pursue life, liberties, and happiness, albeit with in the confines of that imprisonment.

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JKniffin

Feb-12-14 4:04 PM

Those in prison should not get to vote, I do agree with that. But a convict behind bars is not considered part of society. Someone who has done their time, paid their fines and fees, and owes nothing to the system should have every right given back to them as their sentence given to them by the judge has been served in full. debt to society paid

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JKniffin

Feb-12-14 4:01 PM

I do not feel anything in the constitution should be up for debate when it is a RIGHT as a US Citizen. When someone is convicted of a felony are they no longer a citizen??

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JKniffin

Feb-12-14 3:58 PM

When my vehicle was "illegally" searched, then yes I was kidnapped. I'm not complaining heck it was 10 years ago, I'm a better person because of it to be honest with you. But yes even the police break laws to convict someone unjustly. Illegally searching a vehicle, finding something illegal without a warrant and arresting that person in my book is kidnapping. Just sayin.

Now to stick to the topic, if I work in this country, and I pay taxes in this country, and I by law cannot get a passport to leave this country do to my felony status, than I*****sure better be able to vote in this country!!!!!!! if not, than stop taxing me, let me keep every cent I earn, because I don't get to voice how my tax dollar is spent,

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disgusted

Feb-12-14 3:54 PM

JK, you have opened a very deep subject. Starting on the light side. Are all felons the same? NO. Is voting a right or a privilege or a responsibility? That is an in depth deep thought provoking question. Should felons be able to serve in the military? Absolutely. Is it an honor to serve? Yes. Should every man be put in a position to give up their life? War is not honorable these days so why should those who have no respect for the law be excluded from giving their life? Why the need for military police if ALL men/women in military are law abiding? Besides, those who think outside the law, outside the box make some the of greatest soldiers. Voting--- a right or privilege or responsibility--save for another day/post. btw, you were not kidnapped. You knew the risks, you chose to risk it. Risk takers make good soldiers

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JKniffin

Feb-12-14 3:49 PM

Where did it ever say in the Good Book that people should be imprisoned for a natural plant that God put on this Earth??? The Government is your Devil. The world leaders are your devils.

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locomotive

Feb-12-14 3:43 PM

What used to be "felonious behavior" in the past is no longer so. Human laws evolve. Wait a while and soon everything will be ok.

We'll end up calling evil good and good evil, just like the Good Book says. How about that...

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MattRothchild

Feb-12-14 3:24 PM

But that's just it. Too many rights have become "privileges" because our aspirant societal masters cannot stand to have common people exercise any degree of self-ownership. No, they feel a need to own us and everything we do. They will stop at nothing to rein in everything.

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