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Tue Dec 30, 2014, 02:21 AM

24. Why can't felons vote?

I've never understood the reasoning behind disenfranchising a block of voters because they once committed a crime. I could maybe see an argument for not letting people vote while they're being punished, but after they've paid their debt to society I can't understand it at all.

People make mistakes, it's human nature. Sometimes those mistakes are crimes, more often they're not, but putting a lifetime stigma on a person who committed a crime in their past is just barbaric to me.

Oh, and excellent OP, Cha! Thank you so much for sharing it with us!

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