N766AS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 712 times:
The Democrats, ladies and gentlemen, are attempting to expand their base.
An alliance of "human rights" groups and Democratic lawmakers are advocating the right of ex-felons to vote. In Maryland, a representative of the NAALCP, the National Association for the Advancement of Liberal Colored People, testified last week before a legislative committee for a voter restoration act on behalf of ex-felons.
In Florida, the legislature is expected to vote this month on a bill proposed by a group of black lawmakers seeking to restore voting rights to convicted felons one year after their sentences are completed. In Washington state, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will eventually decide if Mohammed Shabaz Farrakhan, a black felon who ran for state representative shortly after his 1996 release, may cast a ballot despite the fact that he still owes 24G's (a little Soprano lingo there) in restitution for his theft victims.
Dennis Cronin, a Spokane, Washington, lawyer representing Mr. Farrakhan, said "It sure would have helped Algore in Florida if ex-felons could have voted." Wait a minute. Didn't some current incarcerated felons actually vote anyway? Didn't they sneak through the cracks?
Liberal newspaper after liberal newspaper has recounted the ballots in Florida and found that Algore still lost. So, since they can no longer make the claim that Algore "really won Florida if we counted all the votes," now they're saying, "If we could have just gotten the criminal vote, we would have won in Florida."
How do you Democrats feel about this? The law-abiding contingent isn't enough for you to win! This is the way to look at this: your party has to go out and secure ex-cons and give them the right to vote in order to win. "To hell with the law and the Constitution," your leaders are saying, "We're going to ink out that bit of the Constitution just like we did campaign finance reform."
They're not going to amend the Constitution the way they should, through the amendment process, because they know they can't get the required two thirds of states voting YES that an amendment requires. No, they're just going to pass a law saying ex-cons can vote.
An alliance of human rights groups and Democratic lawmakers want more voter reform! They want to expand the base to now include ex-felons! I have to laugh at this, folks, because it's universally accepted that these ex-cons will vote Democratic. Oh, goody, goody gum drops! Maybe now we can beat the Republicans!
Matt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 45
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 699 times:
Although you and I normally see eye to eye on just about all social issues, I must disagree with you on this one. Let me qualify this however.
I don't think that felons should be able to vote while still incarcerated. However, I do feel that once they have served their sentence to society, they should be entitled to their rights back, up to and including voting.
Hairyass From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 683 times:
N766AS you are a good man!
Thank you for this information. This is stupid and scarry! It will never happen, this makes them liberals look even more stupid!
Those Democrats are always looking for trouble, now thay want the trouble makers to vote for them.
N766AS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 680 times:
>You have way too much time on your hands...
So I suppose you do, too, if you respond to threads that have no concern to you up there in Canada.
Hairyass, the main point of the thread wasn't about the Dems (although it is still a valid point), rather States' rights. I'm just saying this so the Dems don't come here saying I'm bashing them, which I'm not. I just used that example to lead into my main question of letting felons vote.
WN boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 667 times:
I am not bored. I am actually quite interested. We should remember, however, that more than a few convicted felons were permitted to vote in Florida in the last election cycle. I wonder for whom they voted.