Con to the question "Should Felons Who Have Completed Their Sentence (Incarceration, Probation, and Parole) Be Allowed to Vote?"
"[E]very felony is a serious breach of the bonds that unite our society. Rather than obligate the government to initiate the restoration process, it is reasonable to require felons to ask to have their rights restored. Also, felons should demonstrate rehabilitation by living crime-free during a waiting period after the completion of their sentences...
[F]elons earned the designation of convicted felon by breaking the law, so they should also earn the restoration of civil rights by abiding by the law and applying...
The 'paid their debt' argument also wrongly suggests that completion of a criminal sentence signals rehabilitation."
"Clemency Shift Upholds Rule of Law," www.tampabay.com, Mar. 16, 2011
Experts Individuals with PhD's, JD's, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to felon voting issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to felon voting issues.
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Attorney General, State of Florida, 2011-present
Vice Chair, Southern Region, National Association of Attorneys General
Member, Board of The Spring (domestic violence shelter)
Florida Board Member, Special Olympics
Recipient, Leadership Award, National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators, 2011