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Should convicted felons lose their voting privileges?

  1. Yes, for life
  2. Yes, but not forever
  3. Never
 
 
 
 
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FreedomRings

Feb-13-14 8:03 PM

Just another computer glich eh? Mind your manners but somehow think that is impossible.

Your other faces though have been quiet too of late...has Gawd maybe finally found you?

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FreedomRings

Feb-13-14 2:41 PM

I thought we sent him undercover with Hillary but we all know that when the Clinton's want someone to disappear...they don't reappear like JackA did. Don't know if he will report back to us soon but we know he will have some breaking news to deliver.

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locomotive

Feb-13-14 2:11 PM

Freedom, everyone needs a break now and then. Jack must have been haunting the Free Lunch Counter in Hillsboro, swilling green kool-aid and scarfing peas. That's brain food, y'know.

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FreedomRings

Feb-13-14 1:56 PM

JackAaah, we thought you was lynched. Did the rope break?

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FreedomRings

Feb-13-14 11:12 AM

I agree OldCat and if we are innocent but come under the ire of an overly aggressive Prosecutor...the game may well be over. For instance those guys on the lacrosse team, in wherever that was back East, were persecuted unfairly even if they were little rich kids.

And it's been said the a Grand Jury can indict a 'ham sandwich' if they want.

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OldCat

Feb-13-14 12:08 AM

To many laws today are classified as felonies. I think the legal system needs to rethink the classifications they have-some penalties based on it being considered a felony are to severe and allows the state to persecute rather than just prosecute.

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GoInPeace

Feb-12-14 11:44 PM

Would you like some cheese with that whine.I guess we will all have to wait 40 years to find out.Goin peace

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LeArse

Feb-12-14 10:54 PM

as much as Prez B.ody O.dor likes to tamper with the constitution, it wouldn't surprise me to see something like this gain traction... should it ever pass, however, it would only hurt the 'me-want-more-handouts' party 'cause most felons and their ilk surely vote with the Dems.

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GoInPeace

Feb-12-14 8:22 PM

Just think of all those people standing in line for hours with proper I.D. That was a crime. 30 minutes or less is what we expect.Goinpeace

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AtticusFinch

Feb-12-14 6:26 PM

I completely agree with freedomrings.

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FreedomRings

Feb-12-14 4:32 PM

While I don't agree with everything you say Kniffen; you are a stand up guy for testifying here and that takes a lot of courage.

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disgusted

Feb-12-14 4:29 PM

As you can see from my very off-hand comment to RR, I do not believe felons should loose their voting privileges. By definition, rights are those things that the government can not take from you whether imprisoned by bars or by dictators. Is voting part of our republic government? Yes, and as a taxpayer, you should be able to vote. But, even in prison one can pursue life, liberties, and happiness, albeit with in the confines of that imprisonment.

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JKniffin

Feb-12-14 4:04 PM

Those in prison should not get to vote, I do agree with that. But a convict behind bars is not considered part of society. Someone who has done their time, paid their fines and fees, and owes nothing to the system should have every right given back to them as their sentence given to them by the judge has been served in full. debt to society paid

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JKniffin

Feb-12-14 4:01 PM

I do not feel anything in the constitution should be up for debate when it is a RIGHT as a US Citizen. When someone is convicted of a felony are they no longer a citizen??

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JKniffin

Feb-12-14 3:58 PM

When my vehicle was "illegally" searched, then yes I was kidnapped. I'm not complaining heck it was 10 years ago, I'm a better person because of it to be honest with you. But yes even the police break laws to convict someone unjustly. Illegally searching a vehicle, finding something illegal without a warrant and arresting that person in my book is kidnapping. Just sayin.

Now to stick to the topic, if I work in this country, and I pay taxes in this country, and I by law cannot get a passport to leave this country do to my felony status, than I*****sure better be able to vote in this country!!!!!!! if not, than stop taxing me, let me keep every cent I earn, because I don't get to voice how my tax dollar is spent,

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disgusted

Feb-12-14 3:54 PM

JK, you have opened a very deep subject. Starting on the light side. Are all felons the same? NO. Is voting a right or a privilege or a responsibility? That is an in depth deep thought provoking question. Should felons be able to serve in the military? Absolutely. Is it an honor to serve? Yes. Should every man be put in a position to give up their life? War is not honorable these days so why should those who have no respect for the law be excluded from giving their life? Why the need for military police if ALL men/women in military are law abiding? Besides, those who think outside the law, outside the box make some the of greatest soldiers. Voting--- a right or privilege or responsibility--save for another day/post. btw, you were not kidnapped. You knew the risks, you chose to risk it. Risk takers make good soldiers

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JKniffin

Feb-12-14 3:49 PM

Where did it ever say in the Good Book that people should be imprisoned for a natural plant that God put on this Earth??? The Government is your Devil. The world leaders are your devils.

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locomotive

Feb-12-14 3:43 PM

What used to be "felonious behavior" in the past is no longer so. Human laws evolve. Wait a while and soon everything will be ok.

We'll end up calling evil good and good evil, just like the Good Book says. How about that...

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MattRothchild

Feb-12-14 3:24 PM

But that's just it. Too many rights have become "privileges" because our aspirant societal masters cannot stand to have common people exercise any degree of self-ownership. No, they feel a need to own us and everything we do. They will stop at nothing to rein in everything.

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MattRothchild

Feb-12-14 3:21 PM

Conveying one's self from point A to point B is a fundamental human right, regardless of the method they choose.

Driving is not a "privilege".

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JKniffin

Feb-12-14 2:47 PM

maybe people that don't know how to drive properly should have their driving privileges revoked for life. Don't matter the crime if it's driving related youre done.

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JKniffin

Feb-12-14 2:46 PM

FreedomRings

Ever had a speeding ticket, do you stop for the full 3 seconds at 4 way stops, do you hit the gas when the light turns yellow instead of yielding like you are suppose to?? Do you turn into the closest lane when turning onto a 4 lane road like Broadway???

The law is the law bud, no matter what it is.

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JKniffin

Feb-12-14 2:40 PM

me voting is not breaking the law. Im not the one who is responsible for the voting list. They asked for my id and I provided my proper, legal ND drivers license. All perfectly legal. Thank you

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JKniffin

Feb-12-14 2:37 PM

Depend what the crime was. You label a "felon" as a "felon". Well let me tell you a serial killer, child molester, multiple DUI offender, and petty pot seller are not the same "felon" in my book. If that's the case than everyone who breaks the law is the same whether it's a felon or misdemeanor or petty parking in a handicap spot, which I see people do all the time.

By the way, my crime was non violent, and had 0 victims except my family who was victims by the state of Montana for their son, brother, and father being kidnapped and incarcerated for 4 years for having a plant.

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FreedomRings

Feb-12-14 2:31 PM

JKniffin

Feb-12-14 1:25 PM Agree | Disagree

By the way I vote :)

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So it would appear the law means nothing to you and how many illegal guns do you have? What did you do time for?

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