On the news today. I don't see why not (barring psychotics).
Also, do felons lose their citizenship while incarcerated?
Why shouldn't they have the right to vote? If you withdraw someone's ability to vote then you make that person a second class citizen. Where do you draw the line when it comes to withdrawing rights? Some people may think murderers and rapists should lose that right. Ok. But are you willing to revoke that right for fraud, bribery, or narcotics possession? Does theft warrant the loss of voting privileges?
What we're saying here is that being a bad person is enough of a reason to revoke a constitutional right from someone. Who makes that decision? If you murder or kidnap someone you don't deserve to be a citizen, but if the government does it it's ok?
"The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one's time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to be stopped at all." - H. L. Mencken
"You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit."
Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions, and can never pretend to any other office
than to serve and obey them. - David Hume
If this thread had a poll Falcarius would vote 'no'.
Falcarius considers voting a privilege, felons should not have any sort of privilege. Also, if Falcarius had his way only people who committed 'violent crime' would be incarcerated, and they would most likely lose their right to vote forever.
Originally Posted by Thalassa
Oh our 3rd person reference to ourselves denotes nothing more than we realize we are epic characters on the forum.
Narcissism, plain and simple.
The ultimate in bizarre: a cross between an ostrich, a gorilla, and Edward Scissorhands.