Friday, September 19, 2008

Should Former Felons Be Allowed to Vote? According to Obama, Yes!

Barack Obama wants to register felons to vote.  Now, why does this not surprise me?  After all, these felons would give their votes to Obama.  Lately, Obama has been receiving briefings from the ACLU and The Sentencing Project about restoring voting rights to felons. 


No doubt, these briefings had an impact on Obama’s campaign.  At an Obama office in Pennsylvania, the campaign staff had prominently displayed a sign that said, “Felons Can Vote.”  (Source:  The New York Times)  


Of course, it gets better.  ACORN, the organization where Obama received his “Community Organizer” credentials is registering these former felons.  Along with the voter registrations, ACORN is most likely handing out Obama literature to the newly registered felon voters.  


So, I guess the question remains:  Since when did we decide to reward those who commit felonies with the right to vote?  The right to vote should be granted to those who are law abiding citizens.


Anonymous said...

When you read the New York Times article, you find the following:

The Florida Legislature and Gov. Charlie Crist, a Republican, changed the rules last year to restore the voting rights of about 112,000 former convicts.

The article goes on to say; Kentucky and Virginia permanently disenfranchise nearly all felons.

So shouldn't your heading read: According to Obama and Republican Governor Charlie Crist, Yes!? and if felons are perminately disenfranchised in Virginia - why is this an issue for the Virginia GOP? Come on, you can do better then this type of blogging.

Crystal Clear Conservative said...

It is an issue when the campaign goes around trying to register felons in other states. It is a national issue that needs to be addressed, anonymous.

As a law abiding citizen, I would not want former felons voting. Granting the right to vote to felons would be a slap in the face to those who abide by the law.