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OfflineSombie
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Nothing changes because thoes that want change can't vote?
    #1700122 - 07/09/03 05:39 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

In the U.S. you cant vote if you have been convicted of a felony, but you still have to pay taxes.


But what if you don't agree with what you got convicted for? It dosen't matter because at that point you no longer have any say in the government. Obviously someone with a felony conviction has a reason to not like the government but they can't do shit to change it.


its bull shit.


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Re: Nothing changes because thoes that want change can't vot [Re: Sombie]
    #1700127 - 07/09/03 05:43 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

In the U.S. you cant vote if you have been convicted of a felony...

Is that true in every state?

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Re: Nothing changes because thoes that want change can't vot [Re: Phred]
    #1700138 - 07/09/03 05:49 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

http://www.hrw.org/reports98/vote/usvot98o.htm

In forty-six states and the District of Columbia, criminal disenfranchisement laws deny the vote to all convicted adults in prison. Thirty-two states also disenfranchise felons on parole; twenty-nine disenfranchise those on probation. And, due to laws that may be unique in the world, in fourteen states even ex-offenders who have fully served their sentences remain barred for life from voting.

Hmmm. I would say those fourteen states are in violation of the Constitution. Has this issue ever been brought before the Supreme Court?

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Re: Nothing changes because thoes that want change can't vote? [Re: Sombie]
    #1700157 - 07/09/03 05:54 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

Even if you can't vote you can be a activist.


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Re: Nothing changes because thoes that want change can't vote? [Re: shroomophile]
    #1701533 - 07/10/03 02:30 AM (14 years, 4 months ago)

DAMNIT I'M MOVING TO CUBA!!!
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Re: Nothing changes because thoes that want change can't vote? [Re: rommstein2001]
    #1701562 - 07/10/03 02:51 AM (14 years, 4 months ago)

-thats fucking insane, really, that is some creepy shit.

I wanna know:
-which states do that
-what percentage of the convicts are minorities
-what are the majority of crimes they committed
-what percentage of the voting population do these individuals make up

can any body hook me up with that info? if not ill try to research it myself.


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Re: Nothing changes because thoes that want change can't vot [Re: Phred]
    #1701579 - 07/10/03 03:05 AM (14 years, 4 months ago)

Constitutional History Criminal Disinfranchisement

Pretty good overview I think. :2smile:


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Re: Nothing changes because thoes that want change can't vote? [Re: atomikfunksoldier]
    #1702674 - 07/10/03 03:13 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

Quote:

atomikfunksoldier said:
-what percentage of the voting population do these individuals make up






Well, since they can't vote, I would guess 0% =P


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Re: Nothing changes because thoes that want change can't vote? [Re: Sombie]
    #1703224 - 07/10/03 05:46 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

Does this mean people busted for pot/drugs can't vote?


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Re: Nothing changes because thoes that want change can't vote? [Re: pattern]
    #1703614 - 07/10/03 07:53 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

what's funny is that bush won 7% of the black vote, yet that 7% is way less than the black population (felonies), a majority of the military (economic incentive), so you're really leaving the 98% of black people who didn't want bush.


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