According to the law, everyone is entitled to vote, to be specific, the age of 18 and above. I believe felons should be allowed to vote because people make mistakes. There are many people who want to live right, they can’t because they are being kept down, the situation they’re in leads them to be in a bad place. For example, if a person commits theft, it’s most likely they’re poor. He/she steals because they are desperate for what they don’t have; basic needs or necessities of life. I believe felons should be allowed to vote, even if they are criminals, they deserve a second chance, it is not fair to take away their right to vote. This is as if like taking away their freedom of speech. Everyone has a voice and it should stand out, even if
Should Felons be Allowed to Vote?
About 5.26 million people with a felony conviction are not allowed to vote in elections. Each state has its own laws on disenfranchisement. Nine states in America permanently restrict felons from voting while Vermont and Maine allow felons to vote while in prison. Proponents of felon re-enfranchisement believe felons who have paid their debt to society by completing their sentences should have all of their rights and privileges restored. They argue that efforts….
Should Felons Be Allowed To Vote?
The disenfranchisement of a person is a heavy topic that you only hear about every four years during the Presidential Election. Why though? The reason: everyone has an opinion on the issue, but only few are willing to say anything about it. Some are afraid of the racial issue our country sees, and some are afraid to sway against their preferred political party.
The Constitution of the United States of America, amendment 14, section 2, clearly states “…citizens….
Should felons be allowed to vote?
A Felon: A person who has been convicted of a felony, which is a crime punishable by death or a term in state or federal prison. A felony is a serious crime usually punishable by whole-life imprisonment or capital punishment. In other words a felony is a big deal. Felons have been convicted of a crime including, or in the same category as murder, rape, arson, and burglary. It is because of this that many believe that felons do not deserve the right to vote.….
Convicted Felons Should Not Be Allowed to Vote
This essay discusses my reflection on whether or not felons should have the right to vote. A felon is defined as a person who has been convicted of a felony, which is a crime punishable by death or a term in state or federal prison. A felony is a serious crime usually punishable by imprisonment or death. Convicted felons should not be allowed to vote. Many Americans were not allowed to vote these past elections. It wasn’t because they didn’t pay taxes….
the climax of the justices’ system and voting laws I have taken it upon myself to do the research on the topic. In doing so I have come to the conclusion that felons should be allowed to vote and their vote could and would have made major differences in past elections. Estimated about 5.85 million people in the United States could not vote due to a felony conviction an increase from the 2004 total of 5.26 million and the highest number since at least 1960.12 most extreme states restrict voting rights….
Should Felons Vote
In forty-eight states the felons are not aloud to vote, some even don’t allow people on parole to vote. The article was published in 2005, from the City Journal. This article then goes into saying that the democrats are taking a stand to allow ex-cons the right to vote. There are different views on this through out the whole United States but this author, Edward Feser, seems like he is taking the stand to allow them to vote by stating in the end that he would….
your right to vote was taken away? The government should allow ex-felons to vote. Today I will remind you of both sides surrounding voting, persuade you to support democrats and provide ways to get your voice heard.
This rule has been a controversy with many polls because over 5.85 million citizens are not allowed to vote due to disenfranchisement. This could determine our current leaders in charge by their votes that they do not get the chance to use. With this over 38% of the felons being African….
20 November 2013
Should felons be allowed to vote?
As a college student who does not have a felony on their record and is not familiar with the extremities of the justice system and voting laws I have taken is upon myself to do some reasearch on the positive and negatives of having voting rights. I have also taken into consideration many other peoples point of views from the internet and from this I have formed the opinion that felons should in fact have the right to vote. This might not be….
Should Felons Be Able to Vote?
“We let ex-convicts marry, reproduce, buy beer, own property and drive. They don’t lose their freedom of religion, their right against self-incrimination… they can’t be trusted to help choose our leaders… If we thought criminals could never be reformed, we wouldn’t let them out of prison in the first place (Chapman, Steve).” Many believe that felons should be able to vote due to the fact that they served their time in prison and already received their consequence….
Revoking convicted felon’s rights to vote has been an issue at hand in politics since the beginning of our nation. Edward Fesser published an article in the magazine titled City Journal called “Should Felons Vote?” In the article he is arguing against the views of Democrats and their motives for restoring convicted felons voting rights. He says their motives are to expand their chances in winning an election. Edward Fesser’s argument is weak because he fails to provide substantial evidence supporting….