Monday, September 16, 2013

Hurrah for Rand Paul! He Supports Restoring Felons' Voting Rights.

Senator Rand Paul calls for restoring the voting rights of felons with the completion of their sentences.  He also wants to reclassify the lowest kind of felonies to misdemeanors so the convicts would not lose their voting rights in the first place.

I don't often agree with Sen. Paul, but I thoroughly agree with him on this issue.  Kentucky has the most difficult path for felons to get their voting rights restored, so it is particularly helpful to have a Kentucky senator take this strong line.

6 comments:

Primetime. said...

How do feel about felon's gun rights?

gruntled said...

I have not thought about this issue much, but it seems to me that "paid their debt to society" means they have the same rights other citizens do.

gruntled said...

Of course, I also think the Second Amendment means that all gun owners should be enrolled in a well-regulated militia.

Anonymous said...

The Supreme Court begs to differ with you on that one.

gruntled said...

Yes, that is what activist judges who ignore the original intent (and in this case, clear wording) of the Constitution to do us.

Anonymous said...

Poor loser...