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Old 07-08-2009, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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If you don't like it, too damn bad. We live in a republic, not a democracy. That's why the PRIVILEGE of voting is revoked when you're a ex-con, or a resident of say Puerto Rico and is therefore not a right granted to US citizens.
Clearly you could never pass a basic English literacy test, so you better hope that no such tests are required to vote or you would be out of luck. Even when the US Constitution states in four different amendments that citizens of the US have the right to vote, you still think it is a "privilege."

What part of "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State" are you not capable of comprehending?

Ex-cons can vote, ex-felons cannot. Ex-felons are no longer US citizens, which is why they cannot vote. They cannot obtain US passports either, for the exact same reason.
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Old 07-08-2009, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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That's why the PRIVILEGE of voting is revoked when you're a ex-con.
There are only two states where voting privileges are permanently revoked if you are convicted of a felony.

American Civil Liberties Union : State Legislative and Policy Reform to Advance the Voting Rights of Formerly Incarcerated Persons
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Old 07-08-2009, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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There are only two states where voting privileges are permanently revoked if you are convicted of a felony.

American Civil Liberties Union : State Legislative and Policy Reform to Advance the Voting Rights of Formerly Incarcerated Persons
What about temporary? How many states enforce that?

What about the Constitutional right to vote for all US citizens? Guess like Jesse Jackson already stated, no such right exists.
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Old 07-08-2009, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Clearly you could never pass a basic English literacy test, so you better hope that no such tests are required to vote or you would be out of luck. Even when the US Constitution states in four different amendments that citizens of the US have the right to vote, you still think it is a "privilege."

What part of "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State" are you not capable of comprehending?

Ex-cons can vote, ex-felons cannot. Ex-felons are no longer US citizens, which is why they cannot vote. They cannot obtain US passports either, for the exact same reason.
Ex-felons are no longer US citizens? Who sold you that pile of cr@p?

You ought to inform Jesse Jackson, because he already wrote an op-ed on why there needs to be a right to vote (implying no such right exists).
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Old 07-08-2009, 06:53 PM
 
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How about only property owners can vote, as it was originally here?
How about only taxpayers be allowed to vote?
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Old 07-08-2009, 06:59 PM
 
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If you don't like it, too damn bad. We live in a republic, not a democracy. That's why the PRIVILEGE of voting is revoked when you're a ex-con, or a resident of say Puerto Rico and is therefore not a right granted to US citizens.
You really don't have a damn idea what you're talking about. We live in a Democratic Republic. Ex-cons can vote in any state. I know this because I am one. Ex-felons can vote in every state except for Virginia and Kentucky. The rules are different in every state and it's a common misconception, even among felons, that they can't vote. While working on various campaigns of ballot propositions in California, I personally have registered many ex-felons. In California, you only can't vote if you're on parole. Once your off parole, you can vote. In Maine and Vermont, you can vote even while you are incarcerated for a felony; I feel it should be like this in all 50 states. Here is a link that descirbes the voting right situations for all 50 states. Groups push to expand ex-felon voting
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:00 PM
 
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I think that anybody on public assistance shouldn't be allowed to vote.
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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We live in a Constitutional Republic.
Fixed this for ya.
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:29 PM
 
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Fixed this for ya.
The US is a constitutional democracy. constitutional democracy: Information from Answers.com

I was looking forward to hearing your response to the felons voting rights article. Did you look at it?
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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The US is a constitutional democracy. constitutional democracy: Information from Answers.com

I was looking forward to hearing your response to the felons voting rights article. Did you look at it?
The fact that their voting privilege was revoked for one second implies it's not a right.

Again, you ought to bring up the issue with Jesse Jackson since he disagrees with you.
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