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  1. OccupantCDN Coolidge


    In Canada prisoners are permitted to vote. I have always opposed this, because there are already too many criminal influences on our political class. But I believe that if someone gets out, successfully completes parole, maybe takes a citizenship test – rights should be restored. This should be pretty normal for a country that believes in second chances.

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    Perhaps the debate about felons voting should be redirected to a debate about how many actions are classified as felonies. The reason we have qualms about lifetime revocation of voting rights for felons is that too many people are being convicted of felonies because too many crimes are classified as felonies. Originally, very few crimes were originally classified as “felonies,” and they were generally heinous crimes for which the death penalty was considered appropriate punishment. 

    But now (see, Three Felonies a Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent ) you put your used oil in the wrong type of container to take it to the recycling place and you may be convicted of a felony. Politicians turn too many crimes into “felonies” because the politicians want to be seen as “doing something” and “treating a problem with seriousness.” But that means we now have “felons” who are not of the type for which the felony penalties were originally devised.

    So rather than debating whether felons should get the right to vote, we should be debating reducing the number of “felons.”

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