Con to the question "Should Felons Who Have Completed Their Sentence (Incarceration, Probation, and Parole) Be Allowed to Vote?"
"Felons seeking restoration of rights will also be required to demonstrate that they desire and deserve clemency by applying only after they have shown they are willing to abide by the law...
Restoration of civil rights will not be granted 'automatically' for any offenses...
The Restoration of Civil Rights can be a significant part of the rehabilitation of criminal offenders and can assist them in reentry into society. It is important that this form of clemency be granted in a deliberate, thoughtful manner that prioritizes public safety and creates incentives to avoid criminal activity."
"Governor Scott and Florida Cabinet Discuss Amended Rules of Executive Clemency," fpc.state.fl.us, Mar. 9, 2011
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:
Governor of Florida, Jan. 4, 2011-present
Founder, Conservatives for Patients’ Rights, Mar. 2009-present
Trustee, Naples Community Church. 2006-present
Co-founder, Solantic Corporation, 2001
Board Member, National Board of the United Way, 1997-2003
Founder, Columbia Hospital Corporation, 1987-1997
Petty Officer Third Class, Naval Radar Technician, USS Glover, 1971-1974
Former lawyer, Johnson & Swanson
Former partner of George W. Bush in ownership of the Texas Rangers
JD, Southern Methodist University, 1978
BS, Business Administration, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1975