Here’s a MJ comment that sums up the idiocy of the left. -
Permanent disenfranchisement is not fair. If we have decided that the perp has paid his debt to society, why don’t we allow them to have some of the privileges of society back? I think it’s racism, personally – we do our best to make sure minority youth go to jail/prison for offenses that white youth get a slap on the wrist for. (Of course, the white youth can normally afford a lawyer to plead their case, while most minority kids can’t, which is another unfair advantage.)
I’m not saying allow convicted white collar criminals to be bankers, or convicted pedophiles to work in day care, but we have to give these people a second chance or they will always be on the margins of society and not have a vested interest in others. By showing we are willing to accept them back into society with the power of the vote, many will vote for their best interest. This would possibly mean minority voters voting for candidates who will increase safety nets that will keep the next generation from the bad choices the ex-cons made. Sometimes the only difference between a felon and an *alleged* felon is money in the bank or skin tone. If everyone who ever did something criminal had served for their offense, nobody would be allowed to vote.