Last updated on: 4/16/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Daily Leader Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Should Felons Who Have Completed Their Sentence (Incarceration, Probation, and Parole) Be Allowed to Vote?"
Reasoning:

“Although far too few people exercise it, voting is a sacred right belonging to all law-abiding citizens. When citizens become no longer law-abiding, it is necessary to take their voting rights away….

Why should a convicted felon – who has broken at least one law serious enough to warrant the loss of his voting rights – have an easy path to voting rights restoration?”

Daily Leader editorial titled “Voting Should be Reserved for Law-Abiding Citizens,” Oct. 23, 2006

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
   Media and Academic Journals
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Description:

Daily newspaper based in Southwest Mississippi

Daily Leader website, accessed Nov. 28, 2007

Mission:

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Other:
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Quoted in:
  1. Should Felons Who Have Completed Their Sentence (Incarceration, Probation, and Parole) Be Allowed to Vote?