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Mother Jones Whines That Not Allowing Scum To Vote Hurts Obama’s Chances

Home - by - November 2, 2012 - 23:15 America/New_York - 38 Comments

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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.

» 38 Comments

  1. Edith McCrotch

    November 2nd, 2012

    Sucks to be you, Patricia.

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  2. Jimmy

    November 2nd, 2012

    Voting is a privilege of upstanding citizenship. If you commit a felony, not only can a state bar you from voting, you’re lucky they don’t execute you. And that, Ms. Dingbat, is how democracy works.

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  3. bitterclinger

    November 2nd, 2012

    IIRC, about 200 felons voted in Virginia in ’08. Yeah, Barack’s peeps.

    With all that cheating, that’s gotta buck up Patricia.

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  4. Anonymous

    November 2nd, 2012

    “I think it’s racism, personally”

    No facts/Just opinion/Typical liberal.

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  5. Anonymous

    November 2nd, 2012

    Incarcerations have consequences.

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  6. Mr. Happy

    November 2nd, 2012

    These are the same Democrats that do everything they can to disenfranchise deployed soldiers?
    Who knew?

    I’m beginning to believe they might only have the acquisition of power in mind, and not the welfare of our country.

    They really hate it when Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines vote.
    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/09/obama_screws_our_soldiers_-_again.html

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  7. joe6pak

    November 2nd, 2012

    I don’t know…..she brings up some good points…..fuckin idiots

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  8. "That Guy"

    November 2nd, 2012

    I’m glad I live in a state that lets me vote, in spite of something I did more than half my life ago.
    I did have to wait 10 years before regaining the responsibility though.

    Doing stupid shit when you are young and stupid shouldn’t lock you out for life.
    Every state should have a way for individuals to regain the responsibility to vote once all aspects of their sentence have been served, and they have proven themselves up to the responsibility.

    On the other hand, I don’t view voting as a “right” that every mouth breathing shithead should have.
    In a perfect world, only those actually contributing to society would have a say in how it is run.

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  9. Bad Brad

    November 2nd, 2012

    “That Guy”, What state is that? I have two athletic you boys that are in a certain amount of trouble because the 5 pussies that jumped them at a house party were not quite good enough.

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  10. "That Guy"

    November 3rd, 2012

    “Sometimes the only difference between a felon and an *alleged* felon is money in the bank or skin tone.”

    Dear Patricia Foxall,

    The raw number of poor white people FAR exceeds the raw number of poor black people.
    Poor white people get the same representation and treatment by the system as poor black people, yet >80% of all prison inmates are black.
    Money isn’t the problem, skin tone isn’t the problem, the f’ed up degenerate urban black culture, largely the responsibility of policies from libtards like you, that is the f’ing problem.

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  11. Mr. Happy

    November 3rd, 2012

    I knew they were mostly lying!

    http://www.rockthevote.com/election-center/voting-ex-felon/

    They really want people to vote FROM prison and before they are finished serving their sentence.

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  12. "That Guy"

    November 3rd, 2012

    @Bad Brad

    Texas!

    Under state law it is also legal for a convicted felon, that has served out all aspects of their sentence, to keep firearms for personal protection at home.
    It is a bad idea though, because it is against federal law.

    I steer clear of both state and federal laws by sticking to black powder “antique and curio” weapons.
    I’ve got a working blunderbuss replica, as well as a LaMat revolver replica.

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  13. Bad Brad

    November 3rd, 2012

    That Guy. thanks. Were in Cali. If you heard all this story you’d shit. The home owner kid, the instigators and one of his buds Raped two girls that night and are being tried. We think we got this thing licked but damn, it’s been some bull shit. I here Montana is pretty forgiving too. I’ve read you can get your gun rights back there.

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  14. Chuck U Farley

    November 3rd, 2012

    Hey dipshit, yeah you “Is this how a democracy is supposed to work” complete and total idiot. Let me try to educate you a bit; I see your college ‘professors’ did not.

    Note #1: We live in a republic, not a ‘democracy’.
    Note #2: The States set their own regulations & qualifications on the right to vote. Read The Constitution and refer to US Code, Title III.
    Note #3: You are a moron. I suggest you run, don’t walk to the nearest parole office and offer to sponsor the next serial rapist, wife beater/murderer to be let out, and house them at your house until they completely integrated back into society. You know, “showing we are willing to accept them back into society.”
    Note #4: You are a moron.

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  15. Czar of Defenestration

    November 3rd, 2012

    It’s sort of amusing that her argument FOR voting privileges being restored could be used “against” her for requiring ALL Americans to pay taxes (i.e. to have some skin in the game).

    Oops. Guess she didn’t think of that.

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  16. AvgDude

    November 3rd, 2012

    Should DNC scum who try to manipulate the law to disenfranchise tens of millions of law abiding conservatives be doused in gasoline and set on fire?

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  17. Nev

    November 3rd, 2012

    Weird… and those same ineligible voters also cannot exercise their SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHT.

    But that particular right doesn’t quite fit the narrative now does it?

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  18. Unslung Hero

    November 3rd, 2012

    Between abortion and incarceration I am surprised there are ANY democrats left……….oops……forgot about the retarded……….oops can’t say THAT!!!

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  19. OpenTheDoor

    November 3rd, 2012

    Democracy?? We are a republic you ignorant douche.

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  20. Anonymous

    November 3rd, 2012

    Couldn’t these former felons move to another state if voting was a priority to them?

    But that denies them victimhood doesn’t it?

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  21. Steve In Tulsa

    November 3rd, 2012

    Most felons CAN vote in most states after a period of time as long as their conviction. Say you are convicted of murder and you do your three and a half years (a life term is typically seven years and in state prison you serve about half the time you are sentenced to) then three years after you get out of prison you can vote again, as long as you stayed out of trouble.

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  22. JustAl

    November 3rd, 2012

    I guarantee, within ten years the left will be pushing to lower the voting age to 16 as is being done now in Argentina. If your philosophy is childish, you need more children to vote.

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  23. Anonymous

    November 3rd, 2012

    Aren’t the 6% and 9% numbers cited in the article the real issue?

    You can hardly blame a liberal for using the oversimplification propaganda tactic – after all, they do have liberal brains – but the social and political issues involved with incarceration are a lot more complex than worn out accusations of racism. The entire article is based on a false premise to create another subset of democratic voters.

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  24. Sidekick

    November 3rd, 2012

    @opendoor, I came her to say just that. Thank you.

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  25. ted in ill

    November 3rd, 2012

    “voting age to 16″

    hitlery already tried that… half votes to 16-17 yo kids and quarter votes to 14-15 yos… she also wanting to restore voting for felons

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  26. fxdwg69

    November 3rd, 2012

    The Dem voting mantra:

    “If you’re not cheating, you’re not trying.”

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  27. Stranded in Sonoma

    November 3rd, 2012

    I have some question for Ms. Foxall.

    Should white collar felons (Milken, Keating, WorldCom, Bill Clinton) be allowed to vote after serving their time?

    What would be an appropriate waiting period to restore the vote to a man that raped you?

    What would be an appropriate waiting period to restore the vote to a man that molested your children?

    What would be an appropriate waiting period to restore the vote to a man that murdered your husband?

    It gets a little more difficult now, doesn’t it?

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  28. JohnnyJohnston

    November 3rd, 2012

    Ever notice the conviction rate of most police departments? It only about 30%. Why? For each crime a criminal is convicted for, on average, has commited at least 3 or 4 (or more) additional crimes he has not been charged with. So when they say “I’ve paid my debt to society” what about all the other people you stole from or injured ? Have you repaid them ???

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  29. scr_north

    November 3rd, 2012

    Please remember that Mother Jones isn’t really a new magazine. It’s published by a 501 (c3) tax exempt left wing group (like Obama for America or what it’s called) and acts as a jobs programs for lefty commentators that couldn’t get any work in the real world. Oh, and since it issues tax receipts to donors like Babs Streisand every taxpayer is paying just a little bit of it’s tab.

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  30. scr_north

    November 3rd, 2012

    Oh, and it publishes every two months and it’s total circulation for 2010 (or it could have been 2011) was 204,000. Which means nobody really reads it.

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  31. Tim

    November 3rd, 2012

    The greater the franchise, the less the individual’s vote counts and political power devolves to the party bosses.

    Universal suffrage is a movement to dilute the power of the ballot, not to increase it.

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  32. xplodeit

    November 3rd, 2012

    Bad Brad: Cali is the same in regards to voting. If you served your time and not on parole or probation, you can vote.

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  33. Bad Brad

    November 3rd, 2012

    xplodeit, I was referring more to second amendment rights. They are both now looking at misdemeanors. But it’s cost me $15,000.00 thru this process. This has been a real eye opener for me. When DA’s are not sure what really happened, they just arrest everyone. Fairly traumatic for the entire family. I don’t won’t to go into the whole thing but it’s taken over a year to get to this point. If I didn’t have the money to defend them, like a lot of families don’t, they would have gotten rail roaded. Public defenders are useless. I will tell you this. The home owner was a Sheriff, the sons best freind that is being charged with rape with the home owners son’s father is a sheriff. The investigating officer is a relative of one on the other Sheriffs. The sexual assaults took place long after my kids left. My kids were jumped and came out on top. I don’t necessarily trust the justice system all that much anymore. Sorry I brought this up, but some of these convictions are for the convenience of some dumb ass DA that’s trying to keep their conviction ratio up. bedamned justice.

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  34. Bad Brad

    November 3rd, 2012

    OH YEA, Just to be clear, my sons were charged with simple assault.

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  35. Wyatt, Insensitive Progressive Jerk

    November 3rd, 2012

    For the past several months, I have been reading this and that concerning unfairly or unlawfully preventing citizens from voting. Virtually all of this gnashing of teeth is from the left.

    So, to carry this to its logical conclusion, a significant portion of the left’s voting block consists of people who aren’t motivated enough to get some sort of government identification, even though such identification is required for virtually everything (including, I might add, to gain access to venues where Obama is speaking). Or these are people who are not eligible to vote – i.e. illegal aliens. And now – convicted felons.

    If I were a lefty, I wouldn’t be particularly proud that these folks are an important part of my power base. In any event, I’m not sure they should be voting in the first place.

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  36. Dan

    November 3rd, 2012

    I am of the opinion that while incarcerated a person not be allowed to vote or to exercise many
    other actions normally associated with being a free
    American….including conjugal visits. However upon serving the time sentenced and being released said person should be allowed to live a free life including the right to vote and own firearms. If said person is of such delinquent and dangerous character that they cannot be trusted to vote, own firearms or otherwise live and work in free society they should not be allowed back in to society….they should be hung.

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  37. mask

    November 4th, 2012

    exactly dan

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  38. Mz McHorsey

    November 6th, 2012

    Someone should get Patty’s home address and send postcards on her behalf to the local prisons, inviting all up and coming parolees to drop by for tea, crumpets, and whatever ELSE they desire. In fact, say her home is a free halfway house, opendoors to the bedrooms, dont worry about finding a job, just keep her entertained.

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