No Vote For You

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On the subject of disenfranchisement of felons, I am somewhat conflicted.  Each felon and felony is a little different.  There are certain degrees of wrong doing.  Non-violent drug offenders are certainly different from child molesters, for example.  How about people who commit felony fraud?  The crime itself shows that the perpetrator can’t be trusted.  Compare that to the guy who committed murder in the heat of passion.  Killing your wife and your best friend when you walk in on them in flagrante delicto and shooting them doesn’t make you less of a good citizen than, say, the guy who bilks retirees out of their savings.

Denying felons their voting rights should be done on a case by case basis, perhaps as a function of the parole board.  Personally, I think being in flagrante stupido is good enough reason.  In that vein, here’s a partial list of felons, both convicted and not, who shouldn’t have a vote.   Feel free to add your own favorites.

Jack Abramoff

Dennis Kozlowski 

Fred Phelps  (never actually convicted) 

Rappin’ 4-Tay 

Marion Barry 

Ivan Boesky 

Bill Janklow 

Perry March

Christian Brando

Marc Rich 

Charles Keating 

Roger Clinton 

Duke Cunningham 

David Duke 

Darryl Strawberry 

Lynndie England 

James Traficant 

Pamela Rogers Turner 

Jeff Gillooly 

 Mike Tyson

John Gotti, Jr.

Leif Garrett

Mark Swartz

Bernard Ebbers

 

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One Response to “No Vote For You”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    G. Gordon Liddy

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