If your a liar or a thief you don't rate very high in society but after 10 years I feel you should be allowed to vote and become a citizen again. If you are a 3 time felon you should just be stoned to death. Everyone deserves a second chance. Any one convicted of a felony that was possession of Marijuana should have their record cleared after probation as the law states.
Crack heads to Theron ??? Wakey wakey. Druggies should never vote.
And, druggies never should be President like your crackhead hero, President George W. Bush Jr, who got arrested for crack possession.
Get a life John and start trolling on some Australian sites!!! Like for instance you Aussies need to stop killing the kangaroos!!!!
If you're a career criminal...then I can understand not being able to vote. However...there IS... people that have only been convicted of a felony ONCE and used the intelligence to create businesses and become 'financially secure. They've had family's and now have a solid foundation under there feet!! Let them vote!!
Cindy you also forgot can be President of the United States. President George W. Bush Jr was a convicted Felon.
What was Clinton's felony? Bush may not have committed a felony, but he most definitely was the MOST STUPID president. He was also not legitimately president.
Wrong. Clinton's trouble was in Civil Court, not criminal. He is not a Felon.
Absolutely, they should be able to vote. Also, getting a job is very important. Most places will not even consider you. You should not have to pay for the rest of your life!!!
They should also be able to get loans and grants for college. By denying them these rights it leaves many with no choice but to continue to live the life of crime in order to survive.
pay and pay and pay you will.... your life is over. There will be NO employer who will hire you (not in my field), and nearly all housing will be cut off forever.
You can always run for President of the US. President George W. Bush Jr was a convicted Felon.
I've served my sentence of three years six months, for violating probation by bringing back a ( .06 ) D.U.I. I work, pay taxes, have children in school, Im married to my childrens mom, have been for 12 years, we are an above average-income family, and most important I HAVE SERVED MY SENTENCE AND MY VOTE SHOULD COUNT AS WELL! came home to my
Ronnie have you considered getting an expungement this will return your right to vote along with sealing your records.
Jennifer L Smith-Clark Records are always available to police. When the police are corrupt the older records influence and result in added charges. They're never really expunged, in my opinion.
No Ronnie, you blew it by endangering the lives of the public. Be a good boy and keep paying your taxes, you've lost your freedom to vote purely by your own idiotic actions.
John, but people who are Felons can be President of the United States. So your one who loved voting for a known idiotic Felon of a President, President George W. Bush Jr.
Ronnie run for President. President George W. Bush was a convicted felon on DWI. He also had to get a waiver to hold a security clearance.
John Browne Why his right to vote, why not his right to drive or drink, instead?
Too bad. You commit a crime against your nation and you lose your rights. That's how it should be. Think about that before you do something, its that simple. I understand people "clean up" afterward, but your opinion should not be accepted since you didn't make intelligent decisions before. That is the punishment for committing a crime, sorry to inform you of the real America.
I think this is a very worthy cause. If you think about it, with all the felons out there, people like Obama probably wouldn't get re-elected! Every american needs to vote. If every american could vote, felons included,, I really think we would see a huge differance in our country! My daughter-in-law is finishing a prison sentence right now and she gets out in 5 days. I am not prejudice of anyone, but it saddens her that she has had so much stripped from her. She wants to vote and she can't because of all these laws!
I hope and pray this will make a difference. We are all born AMERICANS with the right to vote and make mistakes and learn from those mistakes. They served their time.
Once they have served their time they have payed for their crime. They should then be allowed to vote and get a job. No one is perfect and we all make mistakes.
When you have Been Tried, Convicted and Sentenced for a Felony according to what type of Felony it is there is a Maximum sentence the Judge can Impose. If that is 5 years (including successful completion of Parole) then that sentence would be a 5 year "cap". At the end of your 5 years you are released from parole stating that you have complied with and successfully completed your sentence and can return to an active and productive life in society...At that point and time BY The LAWS OF...
When you have Been Tried, Convicted and Sentenced for a Felony according to what type of Felony it is there is a Maximum sentence the Judge can Impose. If that is 5 years (including successful completion of Parole) then that sentence would be a 5 year "cap". At the end of your 5 years you are released from parole stating that you have complied with and successfully completed your sentence and can return to an active and productive life in society...At that point and time BY The LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES COURTS You can no longer be held for that Crime. At that time: ALL of Your Basic Human Rights as A U.S. Citizen should be Restored! Otherwise as it is now, You are in actuality serving a life sentence. You have to when asked state that you are an Ex-Felon when applying for a job, housing, loan, license, assistance, etc. Why?
They say "Do the Crime...Do the Time", BUT when does that time cease to exist? As it is now, it doesn't. You are still living a "Life Sentence" being Judged by all at every juncture or corner you turn. What does the term Successfully Rehibilitated Mean? To me it means you have successfully completed all aspects of the imposed sentence and terms of your parole/probation. That you have been reintroduced to society as a normal & Tax Paying Citizen. Then normal it should be. Including but not limited to Your Right as an American Citizen to Vote, Bear Arms (this I can say one thing in defense of...If in the commission of your crime you used a vehicle as a weapon does that mean you can no longer have the right to drive a car when you are released? I do believe that common sense can take you beyond that point.) & I also beleive you should not have to disclose your past unless by law it is clearly stated as is with certain types of crimes, ie: Sex Offenders, Child Molestors etc... I hope People will read this and understand the Logic of restoring Your Rights!
Ageed that every american citizen should have this right. Everyone makes mistakes but when you pay your debt to society you should be rewarded.