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VeteranAdventureHobo
VeteranAdventureHobo

in reply to Wrazid

Because felons are the BAD PEOPLE and BAD PEOPLE shouldnt be allowed to do anything.

The real reason felons are barred from voting is that its a really easy way to suppress a group you don't like. Just police a group more intensely for things like drug possession or petty thievery and suddenly you're getting rid of people who might vote against you. Weed related offences being a felony was a big cause of disenfranchisement among hippies and is still a problem among people of color.

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Wrazid
Wrazid

in reply to VeteranAdventureHobo

I decided I'd look it up: Time covered the rational in one of the states where you cannot vote if you are a felon, Mississippi, by breaking federal law you demonstrate poor judgment and that after doing time in prison you'll likely be estranged from the political parties.
Personally I don't agree with extending a punishment to someone after they served their sentence, (I suppose I hesitently agree with felons not being permitted to own/possess firearms though;) if former prisoners are really such a hazard to society then why even let them out?
To me it's another failure of punitive prisons all the more reason our prison system should focus more on reform.

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