Web Osi Speaks!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Felons should NOT have their rights to vote denied them, UNLESS they have been convicted of election related crimes. Enough said, and enough already.

Yep, enough said and enough of this nonsense already.

Read the pre-filed bill.

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Blogger Cyberhillbilly said...

Citizenship should impose certain responsibilities, among them the obligation not to committ a felony crime. If you violate that duty, you should have to take certain steps to prove you've gotten your life back on track. Petitioning to have your rights restored is one way to do that.

6:54 PM  
Blogger KYJurisDoctor said...

Its just another political ploy for a Governor to reward some well connected folks at the expense of others.

Moreover, committing most felonies -- except election related felonies -- has as much to do with voting as, say, the Groundhog seeing his shadow has to do with the advent of Spring!

7:01 PM  
Blogger Cyberhillbilly said...

I wouldn't be totally opposed to creating some better system for streamlining requests. Of course that would be expensive and there's no way to take politics out of virtually any state action. Aside from that, it looks like we'll just have to agree to disagree on this one.

BTW, how do you feel about guns and felons?

8:22 PM  
Blogger KYJurisDoctor said...

Felons who have committed crimes of assaultive behavior -- especially with guns -- need to have guns taken away from them (maybe NOT FOREVER).

However, we need to take politics out of the decision to restore gun rights!

9:31 PM  
Blogger Baby Pop said...

Great post, Osi. As far as I'm concern, felon disenfranchisement put the nail in the coffin for Fletcher, though I know others had their (valid) reasons for opposing him this time around.

9:33 AM  
Blogger KYJurisDoctor said...

Thanks, Baby Pop. As for Fletcher , well ... we won't even go there!

9:54 AM  
Blogger KYJurisDoctor said...

Oh, you may want to see this

10:12 AM  

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