Why are felons denied the right to vote?
Doesn't this give too much power to the judicial system? They make laws determining what counts as a felony, thereby making laws to determine who can and cannot vote them out of office.
FYI: The "judicial system" doesn't make laws.
Originally Posted by Xhin
I don't think they should be denied.
You would be surprised at 2nd Amendment nuts that think convicted criminals should not be allowed to possess a firearm. You should be surprised at the folks that pick and choose what parts of the Constitution they want and don't want. Much like so called Christians that believe certain verses of the Bible that fit their life stiles rather than the whole Bible.
Not everyone likes the constitution. I have friends who think it's backwards and obsolete. So no, I'm not surprised about that.
Also I meant "legislature".
It keeps those who have served their time under the servitude of the state.
Completeing one sentence is the repayment to society of the debt.
All rights should be restored at that time.
Otherwise there is no true rehabilitation path for felons.
we call people who commit felonies, felons, what do we call people who commit misdemeanors? Misdemeanons?
Anyways, same reason they are not aloud to have jobs.
They are denied the right to vote because certain legislators in certain states did/don't think that felons should have the right to vote.
Hm, petty criminal?
Originally Posted by newbitech
It is all bullshit , they serve time , are done , should be able to vote and own weapons .