Last updated on: 11/26/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Ambra Nykol Biography

Title:
Writer and Columnist
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Felons Who Have Completed Their Sentence (Incarceration, Probation, and Parole) Be Allowed to Vote?"
Reasoning:

“I have mixed feelings about voter disenfranchisement, but allowing inmates to exercise any type of privilege is utterly ridiculous….

[W]e are going to need to do more to address an entire group of people who are left without the privilege to vote. I’m not saying they should be allowed to vote, but I think we need to re-examine this issue. As far as I’m concerned, inmates and parolees simply should not be voting. Why certain states allow this, I don’t understand. But ex-felons who’ve completed their requirements by law and have become contributing members of society may potentially be worthy of redemption. We shouldn’t be so quick to write them off. America is hardly in a position to be eternally judging the righteousness of others.”

“Voting is a Privilege,” www.nycola.com, Oct. 5, 2004

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Guest editorial columnist, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 2003-Present
  • Writer, SoundPolitics.com, 2003-Present
  • Writer, ModestlyYours, 2003-Present
  • Former bi-monthly political and culture columnist, Seaspot Magazine, 2003
Education:
  • Attended Wesleyan University, 2001-2003
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is Voting a Privilege and Not a Right?