Holder: Give Ex-Felons the Vote


eric-holderNearly six million Americans are kept from voting due to former felony charges, and Eric Holder wants that to change. At a Georgetown University symposium on Tuesday, the Attorney General compared the laws keeping ex-felons from voting to “a time of post-Civil War discrimination,” saying they disproportionately marginalize minority communities.

The laws, Holder noted, “have their roots in centuries-old conceptions of justice that were too often based on exclusion, animus and fear.” Read more at MSNBC.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. It would not be a blessing to have every felon ever become a part of a voting public since they are not worth their weight in any common sense of human development. I would concede that if they were to actually try to reactivate their citizenship with a modest supplication of refunding the American Dream it would be a conditional acceptable experience I would endorse. If the felon released from jail would make a restitution to American Government by a $1600 fee to reestablish his voting voyage and privileges, I would accept that as a feeling that his own remorse for his sins and discontinuity with True Vales of American Life could be applicably restored in better faith. So if that is a program, I would support it in good stead.

  2. If President Obama and his crowd believed that ex-felons would vote for Republican candidates, then they would NEVER be interested in giving them the right to vote!

  3. A felon who is no longer in prison or under supervised release has “paid” for his crime. Such person must have his rights restored. Taxes paid by such former felon represents taxation without representation. So long as no additional crime is committed, such person is a full member of society.


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