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tacocat  ·  103 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Over 1 Million Florida Felons Win Right To Vote With Amendment 4

We beat people in prison and the experience of jail before even being formally charged is unpleasant. I can elaborate on that later if anyone wants. I'm surprised you let prisoners vote but also wondering why we don't. Oh yeah, you lose human rights here as well as constitutional rights. What was I thinking?

oyster  ·  103 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The Supreme Court ruled in 2002 that voting was a fundamental right in a democracy so that’s how they got it. Kind of crazy how simple that sounds but how easily we still let those rights slip away when it’s another groups problem.

tacocat  ·  103 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I got in a Facebook argument with an idiot once about whether voting is a right...