Monday, October 10, 2005

On Felons And Voting - Sexist? Racist?

The old adage goes "don't do the crime if you can't do the time." Well, part of the "time" is forfeiting your voting rights in most states as well as your right to own firearms. Now, we're seeing some carping and whining about these laws being racist. Ol' BC has a little trouble making that connection. This article discusses such laws.

The disproportionate impact on African Americans is not a reason to repeal
the laws, he says, drawing an analogy: "A disproportionate number of crimes are
committed by men, not women, but I don’t think that makes the laws
sexist."

Let's not get too logical here. The left has long called many things they don't care for "racist." This is just another example. Ol' BC understands that the election of 2000 is behind much of this movement.
But race became an issue after the 2000 election turmoil in Florida, where
about 600,000 adults, by far the largest number in the country, are barred from
voting by the state's felon disenfranchisement law. More than one-quarter of
those excluded were African American.

"More than one quarter" were African American. What about the other three-quarters?

Just a thought.

2 Comments:

At 11:49 AM, Blogger BeerIsClear said...

One person, one vote!

Can't you people understand this?

Or are you too busy getting the Supreme Court to declare your guy the winner?

 
At 2:36 PM, Blogger Ol' BC said...

One person. One vote, unless that person is a felon, or in Wisconsin and other places, DEAD.

 

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