Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Felons Who Have Completed Their Sentence (Incarceration, Probation, and Parole) Be Allowed to Vote?"
"The claim that disenfranchising felons is wrong because the right to vote is basic an inalienable... is no more convincing. Obviously the right is not basic and inalienable in any legal sense, since the laws banning murderers, thieves, and other wrongdoers from voting have stood for a long time...
If the right to vote is as precious as felon advocates claim... we should expect people to uphold at least some minimum moral standards in order to keep it -- such as refraining from violating their fellow voters' own inalienable rights."
Experts PhD's, JD's (lawyers), Judges, Members of Congress, Secretaries of States, members of state and federal legislative bodies, Executive Branch officials with significant involvement in felon voting issues, and individuals with graduate degrees and significant post-graduate involvement in felon voting issues.[Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Instructor, Philosophy, Pasadena City College, Present
Visiting Assistant Professor, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles
Former Visiting Scholar, Social Philosophy and Policy Center, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
PhD, Philosophy, University of California at Santa Barbara
MA, Religion, Claremont Graduate School
BA, Philosophy and Religious Studies, California State University, Fullerton