March 5, 2005
Rock the Felon Vote: Democrats get it wrong againTopics: National News
This week Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton and John Kerry officially introduced the Count Every Vote Act, which Clinton claims is "critical to restoring America's faith in our voting system."
In the wake of their election defeat, Democrats have promised to mend their ways by emphasizing moral values. So, in their first major legislative initiative of the year, what are the Democratic party's two top senators offering? A bill to guarantee that millions of convicted murderers, rapists, armed robbers, and those who have violently assaulted others can vote.
Wow! Talking about taking the immoral highground. So just what are these "moralists" up too?
(...) researchers found that about 30 percent of felons vote when given the chance. So, if all 4.7 million of Mrs. Clinton's ex-cons are re-enfranchised, about 1.4 million will cast ballots, and about 1.2 million of those will be for Democrats.
(...) Manza & Co.'s results indicate that this "felon vote" would have given Democrats the White House in the 2000 and control of the Senate from 1986 to 2004.
(...) Why shouldn't felons be able to vote if they have paid their debt to society? Simply because society believes that the debt includes a prohibition on voting.
So our "moral" Democratic friends have decided that one of their first lessons in morality for the "religious crowd" is to pass a bill to let millions of murderers, rapists, armed robbers, and those who have violently assaulted others be able to vote. All this so that the decent law-abiding folks of America can have their votes "out gunned" by felons.
If that's Clinton's and Kerry's version of morality, I think that I'll pass!
Does that make sense to you?
Posted by Hyscience at March 5, 2005 1:58 PM
Good point. This is simply insane and all it is is political wrangling in an attempt to set up the DNC for the White House in 2008.
Posted by: Chris Short at March 6, 2005 7:49 AM
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